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D.J. Shelton will play for Atlanta in the Summer League

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D.J. Shelton will get a chance to make an impression at the next level, playing in the NBA Summer League.

William Mancebo

D.J. Shelton's name wasn't called during the NBA Draft last week, but the former Cougar power forward will get an opportunity to earn a spot at the next level. Shelton will play for the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Summer League, according to Michael Scotto.

A summer league invite is a long way from earning a spot on a NBA roster, but it's a start. The Hawks participate in the Las Vegas Summer League which runs from July 11 to July 21. That will give Shelton a few games to possibly impress the Hawks, or another team, and earn an invitation to training camp. Shelton authored a few noteworthy box scores during his WSU career. Double-digit rebounds, especially totals in the teens, is a good way to catch an eye or two. Kyle Weaver played in the Summer League last year and performed well enough to get a training camp invite with the Grizzlies. We'll see if Shelton has similar success. If not, he figures to land a contract to play professionally in Europe.

Football:

Pac-12 preseason position reviews: Tight end - ESPN
Washington State: Nick Begg, a 6-5, 246-pound incoming freshman, is the only player listed as a tight end on the Cougars roster, and Mike Leach has not traditionally used a tight end. Wonder if Begg said he'd sign if Leach agreed to call him a tight end and Leach said, "Sure, whatever."

Monday fast forward: Utah - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - June 30, 2014

In Mike Leach's two full seasons as the Washington State football coach, no Pac-12 opponent has been as consistently memorable as Utah.

2015 NFL Draft: Washington State Preview - CBSSports.com

The Washington State Cougars still have a ways to go before competing for a Pac-12 championship but obvious gains have been made since Mike Leach took over the program two years ago.

Track and Field:

Cougar T&F Alums Continue Finding Success - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame member Bernard Lagat captured his seventh men’s 5000m title last week at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.