Summer in Las Vegas should be renamed “Hoops Central.” Between USA Basketball, NBA Summer League, AAU Tournaments and the Desert Reign Summer League, there’s plenty of basketball to keep the basketball lovers, like myself, busy.
Khem Birch was not picked Thursday in the NBA Draft, but the former UNLV forward picked his spot less than 24 hours later. He is signing as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.
It’s too late to go back now, but another year of college basketball probably would have served Khem Birch better. Still, staying for his senior season did not help Deonte Burton.
When rolling the dice two months ago, Khem Birch was hoping to land somewhere in the second round of the NBA Draft. The odds seem to be turning slightly in his favor.
The buzz on social media surprised Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez, and they still can’t figure out the infatuation.
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice said he received signed financial aid agreements from transfers Ben Carter and Jerome Seagears, and both will enroll in summer school. Carter comes from Oregon, Seagears from Rutgers.