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Summer League Roundup: Mountain West Edition

The final game of the NBA Summer League is Monday night with Kings taking on the Rockets in the Las Vegas Championship. Although there are no MWC players on either roster, the conference had a presence in this summer's tournaments.

Harry How

The NBA Summer League is reserved for incoming rookies and free agents looking to make an impact and hopefully an NBA roster when all is said and done. This year, 21 players with Mountain West ties are on 15 different summer rosters hoping to impress coaches for a spot on an NBA roster. Here's how all of them finished this summer:

Position Player Team/College PPG RPG APG FG%
Forward Tony Snell Chicago Bulls/New Mexico 20.0 4.0 2.8 46.6
Forward Anthony Bennett Cleveland Cavilers/UNLV 13.3 7.8 0.8 42.6
Guard Tyler Johnson Miami Heat/Fresno State 12.1 3.0 1.4 54.7
Forward Malcolm Thomas Utah Jazz/San Diego State 11.8 5.8 2.4 52.0
Forward Cameron Bairstow Chicago Bulls/New Mexico 10.2 7.0 1.4 53.1
Guard Jamaal Franklin Memphis Grizzlies/San Diego State 10.2 3.8 1.4 29.2
Forward Josh Davis Charlotte Hornets/San Diego State 9.0 10.1 1.3 51.3
Guard-Forward Darlington Hobson Toronto Raptors/New Mexico 6.8 2.5 2.8 41.7
Forward Drew Gordon Philadelphis 76ers/New Mexico 6.7 6.0 0.5 47.2
Center Colton Iverson Boston Celtics/Colorado State 6.4 2.4 0.4 62.5
Center Alex Kirk Cleveland Cavilers/New Mexico 5.2 3.4 0.4 52.4
Center Khem Birch Washington Wizards/UNLV 5.0 5.7 0.7 47.8
Forward Roscoe Smith Los Angeles Lakers/UNLV 5.0 2.2 0.0 56.3
Center Jarred Shaw Charlotte Hornets/San Diego State 4.0 3.0 0.0 50.0
Guard Xavier Thames Brooklyn Nets/San Diego State 3.6 1.4 2.4 26.9
Guard Kendall Williams Chicago Bulls/New Mexico 2.0 1.2 0.8 23.1
Guard Deonte Burton Washington Wizards/Nevada 1.8 1.3 1.0 15.8
Guard Kevin Olekaibe Milwaukee Bucks/UNLV 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guard Zane Johnson New York Knicks/Hawaii 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Forward Luke Babbitt New Orleans Pelicans/Nevada 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guard Jerry Evans Utah Jazz/Nevada 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Teammates in college, and now in the pros, Snell and Bairstow have impressed so far this summer. Snell lead the Bulls in scoring after five summer league games, dropping three 20-plus point games while shooting 50% from the field in those games. Bairstow was one of the better post players for Chicago this month, and for his efforts, was signed to a three-year contract by the Bulls on Monday.

Anthony Bennett is coming off one of the worst rookie seasons in recent memory for a number one overall pick, but his performance this summer shows that he seems to be on the improving side of things. He pulled in a double-double in a win against the Spurs, shooting 62% from the field.

Each of these men worked their hardest to show team executives, coaches, and fans what they can bring to their franchise, and now we wait and see if their efforts will land them a spot on an NBA roster, a stint in the D-League, or a ticket to play overseas in 2014.