The Miami Hurricanes Basketball alums had a big day at the NBA Summer League. Trey McKinney Jones, Davon Reed and Sheldon Mac all scored in double figures.
Mac’s Washington Wizards played against McKinney-Jones Miami Heat in an NBA Summer League afternoon game. Mac was on fire. He led the Wizards with 18 points. The star of the 2016 Sweet team finished 6-10 from the floor.
Mac added four rebounds, an assist, and a steal. The only down parts of his game were four turnovers and just 6-11 from the free throw line.
McKinney-Jones is trying to make his first NBA Roster four years out of college. He has played the last three seasons in the NBA D-League with Fort Wayne.
Starting at forward McKinney-Jones scored 15 points. He shot four of nine from the floor, made one of his two three-point attempts and was six of seven from the free throw line.
The member of Jim Larranaga’s first Sweet 16 team at Miami added two rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block. He also finished plus 14 in 28 minutes played.
Former Miami Forward Kamari Murphy played 13 minutes in the Brooklyn Nets 95-66 annihilation of the New Orleans Pelicans in another afternoon game Monday. He finished with two points, three rebounds, an assist and a block.
Murphy is going to have a hard time making the Nets roster. He doesn’t seem to be a priority in the NBA Summer League. Murphy was one of 11 Nets players to receive double digits in minutes against New Orleans.
Davon Reed and his Phoenix Suns were the last team with a Miami connection to play today. The Suns led for a good portion of the game before falling 99-94.
Reed had another good all around game. He finished the afternoon with 11 points, four rebounds, and two steals. The 32nd pick in the NBA Draft was three for seven from the floor, made two of his five three-point attempts and connected on three of four from the free throw line. He also had three turnovers.
Phoenix and Brooklyn are off Tuesday. The playoffs begin on Wednesday. Teams seeded ninth through 24 will play. The top eight teams have a bye and will begin their playoff run on Thursday.