Brock Motum is getting his chance to impress in the NBA Summer League and he's doing a good job of taking advantage. Motum played 19 minutes on Monday and finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Even more impressively, he scored those 16 points on just nine shots.
There is a lot of clutter in the Summer League and hit can be hard to separate, but scoring and rebounding at an efficient rate will help. Motum has now played 32 minutes across two games and is 9-of-13 from the floor. He scored 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. That sounds a lot like a typical night for him late in his WSU career.
He's also doing it in style (assuming he connected on this dunk attempt):
Brock Motum sums up the 3rd quarter... Jazz up 69-50. pic.twitter.com/DaoxXJzIta— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) July 15, 2014
Motum will get another chance to impress on Tuesday when the Jazz take on the Nuggets. D.J. Shelton will also be in action Tuesday, playing for the Atlanta Hawks. Shelton played 11 minutes in his first appearance and finished with six points and five rebounds. Four of those game on the offensive end. Raise your hand if you're surprised D.J. Shelton is still gobbling up offensive rebounds.
If you're interested in watching, Shelton will play at 1 p.m. PT while Motum will take the court at 5:30 p.m.
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Big Ten team Rutgers coming to Seattle to face Washington State. That might actually prove to be an entertaining game. If you want to make a case for that one, I’ll listen.
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Washington State: Mainstay Andrew Furney is gone, but Erik Powell looked good during the spring.
For the first time ever, Pac-12 Networks will cover all the action of the two day affair live with the Pac-12 Football Media Day Special, July 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT. In another first, both shows will be available for viewing live on Pac-12.com without authentication.
I had a chance to spend some time with Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in Pullman early last month, and with the tape recorder off, we talked about the race for backup QB between Tyler Bruggman and Luke Falk. Halliday was highly complimentary of Falk.