Summer League Recap: Day 2
BATON ROUGE—Former Tigers Cameron Thomas and Jarell Martin suited in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, August 9.
The 27th pick in the NBA Draft, Cameron Thomas, made his Summer League debut for the Brooklyn Nets. Thomas dropped in 19 points including 10 in the 4th quarter. He added two assists as well.
"Once I got a nice rhythm, I felt like I was pretty, you know, just basketball from there on.”@24_camthomas dropped a team-high 19 points yesterday in his pro debut 📝
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 10, 2021
The Nets fell behind by 16 in the second quarter, but chipped away in the third, making it a 61-59 game going into the fourth quarter. Thomas kept the Nets alive in the fourth, giving them a 77-76 lead after a 3-pointer, but Memphis went on an 8-0 run as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 91-84.
Thomas was the first guard off the bench and logged 25 minutes.
“My first pro game, I didn’t play in the G League like some of these guys or play in the pros,” said Thomas. “You know, this is my first pro game, so I’m just getting a feel for everything, came off the bench. So, I just had to get a rhythm, get a flow for everything. Once I got a nice rhythm, I felt like I was pretty, you know, just basketball from there on.”
Jarell Martin didn’t clock in for the Utah Jazz, but they defeated the Phoenix Suns, 63-57.
Final Stat Line
Cameron Thomas: 19pts/2ast
Jarell Martin: DNP-CD
Schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 10
ATLANTA (Skylar Mays) vs. Indiana – 4 p.m. NBATV
Boston vs. DENVER (Josh Gray) – 6 p.m. ESPNU
LA Clippers vs. PORTLAND (Antonio Blakeney & Trendon Watford) – 9 p.m. ESPNU