Summer Standouts, Day 1 – NBA.com

A look at top performers from the opening night of Summer League in Salt Lake City and Sacramento:

Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies

The fourth pick in last month’s draft, Jackson wasted no time showing off his shooting range, hitting his first two 3-pointers. He finished with eight 3s overall, including one from midcourt to beat the halftime buzzer. Jackson, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last season at Michigan State, added three rebounds and two blocked shots to his 29-point total and soundly outplayed Atlanta’s John Collins, who was an All-Rookie second team selection last season.

Jaren Jackson Jr. dominated the Hawks with 29 points and eight 3-pointers.

Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings

Second-year guard De’Aaron Fox was the Kings’ best all-around player with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists in their 98-93 victory over the Lakers. But all eyes were on Bagley, and the second pick in this year’s draft impressed with 18 points, six boards and three blocks. Bagley showed a little bit of everything in his Summer League debut, throwing down a huge dunk over fellow rookie Moritz Wagner (23 points), stepping outside to drill a 3-pointer and providing excellent rim protection. 

Marvin Bagley III impressed with 18 points in his Summer League debut.

Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are in desperate need of shooting to support LeBron James, and Hart, coming off a solid rookie season, showed he could be ready help in that department with four 3-pointers en route to 23 points. Spot duty at point guard wasn’t quite as successful, as he offset four assists with five turnovers before being ejected late in the fourth quarter to nullify the Lakers’ comeback hopes.  

Georges Niang, Utah Jazz

Playing on Utah’s Summer League roster

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