4 Miami basketball alums playing in NBA Summer League

Mar 11, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Miami basketball alums Jordan Miller, Sam Waardenburg, Isaiah Wong and D.J. Vasiljevic are playing in the NBA Summer League that begins on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Miller will play for the Los Angeles Clippers, Waardenburg for Minnesota, Wong for Indiana and Vasiljevic for Washington.

Miller was the 48th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. In two seasons with Miami, Miller averaged 12.7 points per game, 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals, shot 55.1 percent from the floor, made 32.7 percent of his three-point attempts and 75.6 percent on free throw attempts. Miller was named 2023 All-ACC.

Waardenburg averaged 4.2 points per game and 1.4 rebounds playing for the Cairns (Queensland), Australia Taipans this past season. In four seasons with Miami, Waardenburg averaged 6.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.4 assists and shot 45.6 percent from the floor, 36.9 percent on three-point attempts and made 71.7 of his free throws.

Wong was the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2023 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Indiana signed Wong to a two-way contract earlier this weekend. Wong averaged 14.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG and 1.0 steal during his four-year Miami career. The ACC named Wong the 2022-23 Player of the Year.

Vasiljevic is entering his second stint in the NBA Summer League. In 2022 Vasiljevic played for the Phoenix Suns under General Manager and Miami alum James Jones. Vasiljevic has spent the last three seasons playing for the Sydney Kings. Vasiljevic averaged 14.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG,1.7 APG and shot 42.2, 38.8 and 85.4 for Sydney.

If Miller does not make the Clippers’ roster he has an excellent chance to earn a two-way contract. Vasiljevic and Waardenburg are long shots that could earn roster spots on the Wizards and Clippers G-League teams. Miami fans will not have to wait long to watch Hurricanes alums play in the 2023 NBA Summer League.

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Minnesota opens Summer League play at 4:30 PM Eastern time on Friday on NBA TV. Miami fans will get to watch Vasiljevich and Wong play at 8 PM ET on Saturday on ESPN 2. Miller will make his Summer League debut at 10 PM ET on ESPN 2. Games continue through Friday, July 14 with the playoffs beginning on July 15.