Wood has arguably been the Bucks’ best player after the first three games in Las Vegas.
Rashad Vaughn, now 21 and formerly of Findlay Prep and UNLV, is in Las Vegas, again, with the Miami Heat and its summer league team, trying to score another guaranteed contract and solidify his future.
This is about the journey, and how ridiculously difficult it is, and how hard it has been for UNLV players of late to not only navigate, but reach its summit and stick in the league.
Here are the top 10 players to watch in the NBA Summer League, which is July 6-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
UNLV’s basketball team released its nonconference schedule Thursday, a 12-game slate highlighted with games against Cincinnati, Illinois and Brigham Young and an appearance in the Diamond Head Classic.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy will be back on campus next month, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League. He agreed to a free-agent deal late Thursday.
The Washington Wizards selected Las Vegan Troy Brown Jr. with the 15th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Brown, a 6-foot-7-inch guard/forward, played one year at Oregon after starring at Centennial High School.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy is expected to go in the second round of Thursday’s NBA draft or not at all. Troy Brown Jr., who went to Centennial High School, is a probable first-round selection.