Six Former Tigers Begin Play In NBA Summer League

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Six Former Tigers Begin Play In NBA Summer League

BATON ROUGE – Four former LSU basketball players will begin play Friday in the Las Vegas draw of the NBA Summer League.

Tim Quarterman, who over two seasons has played in 19 games, will be playing with the Milwaukee Bucks squad; while Duop Reath, Aaron Epps and Brandon Sampson off the 2017-18 squad will be on rosters as well.

Reath, who played the last two seasons at LSU and graduated in the spring, will be on the roster of the Dallas Mavericks; and, Sampson, who played three seasons at LSU before turning pro, will be on the roster of the Atlanta Hawks. Sampson played for the Hawks in the preliminary Utah league which concludes Thursday evening.

Epps, who also finished his four-year career at LSU this past season, will be on the squad of the Philadelphia 76ers. Two players, who played primarily in the G-League last season but also saw NBA time, will also be in action. Josh Gray will be with Minnesota, and Antonio Blakeney, the 2018 G-League Player of the Year, will be with his parent club, the Chicago Bulls.

The schedule for the four teams in the preliminary round that determines the bracket for the remainder of the games is as follows (television network in parenthesis):

Milwaukee (Tim Quarterman)
July 6 – vs. Pistons, 6 p.m. CT (NBA-TV)
July 8 – vs. Dallas, 6 p.m. CT (NBA-TV)
July 9 – vs. Denver, 8 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Dallas (Duop Reath)
July 6 – vs. Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. CT (ESPN)
July 8 – vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m. CT (NBA-TV)
July 9 – vs. Golden State, 6:30 p.m. (NBA-TV)

Philadelphia (Aaron Epps)
July 6 – vs. Boston, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN)
July 7 – vs. LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
July 9 – vs. Washington, 4:30 p.m. (NBA-TV)

Atlanta (Brandon Sampson)
July 7 – vs. NY Knicks, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
July 8 – vs. Portland, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
July 10 – vs. Chicago, 7 p.m. (NBA-TV)

Chicago (Antonio Blakeney)
July 7 — vs. Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
July 8 — vs. LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
July 10 — vs. Atlanta, 5 p.m. (NBA-TV)

Minnesota (Josh Gray)
July 6 — vs. Denver, 10 p.m. (NBA-TV)
July 8 — vs. Toronto, 2 p.m. (NBA-TV)
July 9 — vs. Brooklyn, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)