Bucks announce Summer League team; Giannis, Parker featured players
The Milwaukee Bucks announced their roster for their Las Vegas Summer League team and it includes two draft picks and three players from last season’s team.
Highlighting the team are Milwaukee’s last two first-round draft picks, Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the latter of whom missed last year’s summer league due to playing with the Greece Under-20 team.
Joining the pair from last season’s Bucks team are Nate Wolters and Chris Wright. Wolters is coming off a broken left hand. Wright was signed by Milwaukee after playing on two separate 10-day contracts. He played in eight games for the Bucks last season and impressed with his energy and high-flying dunks.
Two former Wisconsin Badgers will also be on the summer team: shooting guard Ben Brust, who played on Wisconsin’s 2014 Final Four team, and point guard Jordan Taylor, who has been playing in Europe since leaving Wisconsin in 2012.
Johnny O’Bryant, the team’s 6-foot-9, 256-pound second-round pick in 2014 out of LSU, will also be in Las Vegas.
The rest of the roster: Gilbert Brown (6-6, 215), Pittsburgh; Kenny Frease (6-11, 281), Xavier; JaJuan Johnson (6-9, 221), Purdue; Kenny Kadji (6-10, 242), Miami; and C.J. Williams (6-5, 225), North Carolina State.
In addition to the July 11, 7 p.m. CT game against Clevleand, the Bucks are scheduled to play the Suns on July 13 at 9 p.m. and the Jazz on July 14 at 9:30 p.m. After those game, teams are seeded for a single-elimination tournament culminating in the championship game July 21. There is also a consolation game for teams losing in the first round. All games will be played at the COX Pavillion and Thomas & Mack Center.
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