Four former SEC standouts have been recognized for their play during the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League.
No. 1 overall pick and former LSU star Ben Simmons was named first-team All-NBA Summer League on Monday. Former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis and former Tennessee guard Jordan McRae also made the first team.
Simmons averaged 12.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game for the Philadelphia 76ers. Portis, entering his second season with the Chicago Bulls, averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. McRae, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was third in summer league in scoring with 24.3 points per game.
Portis scored 15 points as the Bulls eliminated McRae and the Cavaliers from the league tournament on Sunday in an 85-79 win in the semifinals. Chicago will play Minnesota in the summer league final Monday night.
Former Kentucky Wildcat Tyler Ulis was named second-team All-NBA Summer League. The rookie point guard averaged 14.5 points with 6.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in Las Vegas.
Here is the full All-NBA Summer League Team:
Minnesota G Tyus Jones
Cleveland G Jordan McRae
Chicago F Bobby Portis
Philadelphia F Ben Simmons
Phoenix F Alan Williams
Phoenix G Tyler Ulis
Toronto G Norman Powell
Boston F Jaylen Brown
Washington F Kelly Oubre
Milwuakee F Thon Maker