NBA Summer League gets underway Saturday, with the first of three leagues tipping off in Orlando, and two former Wildcats will be representing Northwestern. Both Drew Crawford (Orlando Blue) and John Shurna (Cleveland) have opportunities with NBA teams for the second year in a row. Crawford will be playing in the Orlando League, which runs July 4-10, while Shurna will play for the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavs in the Las Vegas league, which runs July 10-20.
Crawford will be playing alongside this year's No. 5 pick, Mario Hezonja, last year's No. 4 pick, Aaron Gordon, this year's Division I scoring champion, Tyler Harvey (Eastern Washngton), and former Big Ten nemeses Devyn Marble (Iowa), Jordan Morgan (Michigan) and Nnanna Egwu (Illinois).
Here is the Magic's full roster:
Shurna's teammates include former college players Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse), who was drafted by the Cavs, and undrafted players Quinn Cook (Duke), Keifer Sykes (Wisconsin-Green Bay), Tyler Haws (BYU), Trevor Lacey (NC State) and current Cavalier Joe Harris. The full roster is yet to be announced.
Here are schedules and how you can watch both former Wildcats:
Orlando (Blue) schedule
|Saturday||July 4||12:00 p.m.||Clippers|
|Monday||July 6||2:00 p.m.||Thunder|
|Tuesday||July 7||12:00 p.m.||Grizzlies|
|Thursday||July 9||12:00 p.m.||Pacers|
The team will also play at some point on Championship Day on Friday, July 10. Here's the schedule for that:
|Time||Team 1||Team 2|
|7 a.m.||6th place||5th place|
|9 a.m.||4th place||3rd place|
|11 a.m.||2nd place||1st place|
|1 p.m.||8th place||7th place|
|3 p.m.||10th place||9th place|
There is then a multiple-day tournament bracket in which the Cavaliers could be done as early at the 16th and as late as the 20th. The bracket can be found here.