Trio of Purple Raiders to play in NBA Summer time League


Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

LUBBOCK, Texas – A trio of former Texas Tech players are heading to Las Vegas for the 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League with Adonis Arms (Denver), Mac McClung (Golden State) and Bryson-Williams (Miami) ready to compete at the 11-day event.

The first set of games for Tech players begins on Friday with Arms and the Nuggets playing Minnesota at 8 pm (NBA TV) and McClung and the Warriors at 7 pm on ESPN2. Williams and the Heat will play their first game in Las Vegas at 4:30 pm on Saturday in an NBA TV game. A full schedule for the three Red Raiders including television designations is at the end of this article.

The NBA Summer League is set for July 7-17 and features all 30 NBA teams at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Each team will play four games with the top two teams from their first four games advancing to play in the Championship Game on July 17.

McClung led the Red Raiders in scoring at 15.5 points per game during the 2020-21 season and was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year along with securing USBWA and NABC All-District, All-Big 12 Second Team and All-Big 12 Newcomer Team Honours. McClung played for the South Bay Lakers last season and earned 2021-22 Kia NBA G League Rookie of the Year after averaging 21.7 points, 7.6 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game in his first professional season. McClung is signed to a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after originally playing with Windy City in the G League. He appeared in two NBA games last season, once with Chicago before scoring six points for the Lakers in the regular-season finale where he played 22 minutes.

Williams led Tech last season with 14.1 points per game where he scored in double figures in 29 games. A starter in all 37 games for the Red Raiders, Williams earned All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Newcomer Team honors along with NABC and USBWA All-District. A Fresno, California native, he played one season at Tech after starting his career with two seasons at Fresno State and two at UTEP. Williams finished his collegiate career with 2,149 points and 900 rebounds. As a Red Raider, he scored a season-high 33 points at Kansas and finished the season with 21 points and five rebounds against Duke in the Sweet 16. Williams shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc with 40 made 3-pointers. He scored 20 or more points in seven games, including going for 20 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Montana State before his 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting against Duke.

Arms averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game in his only season with the Red Raiders last season. He started 25 of 37 games, scoring a season-high 16 points in the win over Mississippi State and also went for 15 points four times. He had 15 home wins over Baylor and then again against Montana State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. He finished the season by contributing 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against Duke in the Sweet 16. A Milwaukee native, Arms played two seasons at Mesa Community College, one at Northwest Nazarene and one at Winthrop before playing his super senior season at Tech Arms earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection.

Along with McClung, the Warriors will also have Joel Ntambwe on their summer roster. Ntambwe played three games during the 2020-21 season for the Red Raiders after redshirting the previous year. Ntambwe played at UNLV for one season before transferring to Tech where he left after the first three games of the season.

Seeding for the NBA Summer League Championship Game will be determined by winning percentage, with tiebreakers set forth below. The 28 teams not playing in the Championship Game will play a fifth game on either July 16 or 17. A total of 75 games will be played during the 11-day competition.

FRIDAY, July 8
Denver vs. Minnesota – 8 p.m. – NBA TV
Golden State vs. New York – 8 p.m. – ESPN2

SATURDAY, July 9
Miami vs. Boston – 4:30 p.m. – NBA TV

SUNDAY, July 10
Denver vs. Cleveland – 6 p.m. – ESPNU
Golden State vs. San Antonio – 6:30 p.m. – NBA TV

TUESDAY, July 12
Miami vs. Atlanta – 6 p.m. – NBA TV
Golden State vs. Boston – 7:30 p.m. – ESPN

WEDNESDAY, July 13
Miami vs. Philadelphia – 8 p.m. – ESPNU
Denver vs. Clippers – 9 p.m. – NBA TV

FRIDAY, July 15
Denver vs. Philadelphia – 5 p.m. – NBA TV
Miami vs. Toronto – 9 p.m. – NBA TV
Golden State vs. Oklahoma City – 6 p.m. – ESPN

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