The NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas begins Friday and the Milwaukee Bucks' squad features a pair of draft picks … from 2017, as well as other players with pro experience. Here’s a quick breakdown of the players on Milwaukee’s roster in the NBA Summer League (in alphabetical order).
STERLING BROWN, G, 6-6, 232
In his second season with the Bucks, Brown, a second-round pick of Philadelphia in 2017 who was acquired by Milwaukee after draft day, averaged 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 58 games with seven starts. But after returning from an injury, in the final 10 games of the season Brown averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 48.5% from the field (36.1% on 3 attempts). This will be Browns’ third go-around in the Summer League. Last year he averaged 16.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in five games.
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ELIJAH BRYANT, G, 6-5, 210
After being undrafted out of BYU, Bryant played for Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Premier League last season and averaged 17.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 55.8% from the field, including 35.9% from 3. Bryant averaged 14.2 points as a freshman for Elon in 2014-15 but transferred to BYU, where he played two years and averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 57.4% as a senior. He played for Philadelphia in last year’s Summer League.
T.J. CLINE, F, 6-9, 230
Cline played for Milwaukee’s Summer League team last year and played 70 minutes in five games, with 16 points and 20 rebounds. He then returned to Israel to play for Hapoel Unet Holon and averaged 9.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. Undrafted in 2017, Cline the Atlantic 10's player of the year as a senior at Richmond and an honorable mention AP All-American after averaging 18.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists and shooting 51.7 percent from the field.
KRIS CLYBURN, G, 6-6, 180
Became a full-time starter at UNLV as a senior and averaged 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Clyburn improved as a 3-point shooter in each of his three years with the Runnin’ Rebels (he transferred from Ranger College), he made 55 3s in 2018-19 on 35.0% accuracy.
BONZIE COLSON, F, 6-5, 225
After being undrafted, the former Notre Dame star began last season with Cleveland and played for the Cavs’ G League team in Canton, averaging 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds. Milwaukee signed him to a two-way contract and he appeared in eight games for the Bucks with two starts. He played over 40 minutes in both those starts and roughly 10 minutes combined in his other six games. In his two starts, Colson had 15 points and 16 rebounds on March 31 and 21 points and 10 rebounds in the season finale on April 10. He also played 23 games for the Wisconsin Herd, averaging 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. As a senior with the Fighting Irish, Colson averaged 19.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals before a foot injury ended his season in early January 2018.
MATT FARRELL, G, 6-1, 175
Went undrafted in 2018 after averaging 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds as a senior at Notre Dame. Farrell played for Miami in last year’s Summer League and ended up with Philadelphia’s G League team, the Delaware Blue Coats, where he averaged 10.8 points, 5.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
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JOHNNY HAMILTON, C, 7-0, 230
Hamilton went undrafted in 2018 out of UT Arlington, where he averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks as a fifth-year senior. Hamilton played for Detroit in last year’s Summer League and also appeared in one preseason game for the Pistons. He spent last season with the G League’s Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 11.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while shooting 57.6% from the field.
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DAULTON HOMMES, F, 6-8, 215
Elected to enter the draft this year, but was not selected, after averaging 21.9 points and 5.8 rebounds as a redshirt junior at Division II Point Loma. Hommes was named the NABC Division II Player of the Year as well as Pac West Player of the Year. Hommes missed the final two years of high school basketball after twice tearing his ACL and then walked-on to Division II Western Washington, where he played two seasons.
JOCK LANDALE, C, 6-11, 255
Was undrafted in 2018 after averaging 21.1 points and 10.2 rebounds as a senior at St. Mary’s. He played for Detroit in last year’s Summer League then spent the season in Serbia, playing for KK Partizan, where he averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while making 59.2% of his shots, including 35.5% from 3.
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ZACH LOFTON, G, 6-4, 180
Lofton played for four different schools – Illinois State, San Jacinto-Central, Texas Southern and, finally in 2017-18, New Mexico State. He averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds as a senior but went undrafted. He played for Detroit in the Summer League and signed a two-way contract with the Pistons. Lofton appeared in one game for the Pistons, playing four minutes. With the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League, Lofton averaged 13.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals.
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FLETCHER MAGEE, G, 6-4, 195
Undrafted after averaging 20.3 points as a senior for Wofford this year. A four-year starter, Magee is a two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year and holds the NCAA Division 1 record for made 3-pointers, with 509. Magee made 41.9% of his 3-point attempts last season and had a career average of 43.5%. Magee is also good from the free-throw line, making 90.8% of his career attempts.
LUKE MAYE, F, 6-8, 240
Went undrafted after averaging 14.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a senior at North Carolina. Maye was an AP All-American honorable mention and second-team All-ACC in 2018-19. After two years as a reserve, Maye started as a junior and averaged 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists while making 50 of 116 (43.1%) 3-point attempts.
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XAVIER MUNFORD, G, 6-2, 180
Finished last season with the Wisconsin Herd, averaging 18.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 14 games, after starting the year playing in China. Munford was on a two-way contract with the Bucks in 2017-18 and appeared in six games. With the Herd that year he averaged 24.4 points, 5.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals. Munford also has NBA experience with Memphis in 2015-16, playing in 18 games, including four in the playoffs.
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RAYJON TUCKER, F, 6-5, 210
After being a backup for two years at Florida Gulf Coast, Tucker transferred to Little Rock, where, after sitting out a year, he averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 2018-19 before leaving for the NBA draft, where he was not selected. In his junior year, Tucker made 72-of-175 (41.1%) 3-point attempts.
D.J. WILSON, F, 6-10, 231
The Bucks' top draft pick in 2017 (No. 17 overall) didn’t play much as a rookie, but last season appeared in 46 games, averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 18.4 minutes. He also played in eight playoff games. This will be Wilson’s third trip to the Summer League. In 2017 he averaged 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds and last year 13.4 points and 6.2 rebounds.