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Jalen Suggs Shines in Summer League Debut

It was a good day for Gonzaga fans yesterday.

2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Orlando Magic v Golden State Warriors Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Zag alums saw more action on day two of the NBA Summer League slate, with four former Bulldogs seeing minutes and two reaching double figures in scoring.

Jalen Suggs: Suggs shined in his unofficial NBA debut, finishing with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, and an assist in the Magic’s 91-89 win over Golden State. In addition to filling up the stat sheet, Suggs showed off his athleticism and skill on both ends of the court, including a clutch block to send the game into overtime.

Killian Tillie: Tillie started for Memphis and made the most of his extended playing time, scoring 20 points with 3 steals and 2 rebounds. He was in the groove shooting from the outside, making 6 of 10 three-pointers. Tillie’s 20 points were second best in the game as Memphis defeated Brooklyn, 91-84.

Filip Petrusev: Petrusev saw 19 minutes as a starter for the Sixers in his American professional debut. He finished with 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, an assist and a steal in his first NBA audition Philly beat the Mavericks, 95-73.

Jonathan Williams III: Williams saw limited action for the Kings in their summer league win over Charlotte. He played just three minutes, grabbing one rebound while not attempting a shot. Hopefully he gets some more opportunities this summer to show he is worthy of an NBA return.

Zach Norvell Jr: Norvell was one of a few players who did not suit up for the Spurs’ game against the Timberwolves. It has been a while since we last saw Norvell on the court, as he did not participate in last season’s G-League bubble. In 2019-20, he saw action in five NBA games for the Warriors and Lakers, averaging 2 ppg in a little over eight minutes of playing time.

Today’s games:

  • Wizards (Corey Kispert) vs. Kings (Johnathan Williams), 7:00 PT, NBA TV
  • Spurs (Zach Norvell) vs. Bulls, 5:00 PT, NBA TV