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Checking in with Cougars in the NBA Summer League

3 Cougars are suiting up for Summer League games with dreams of making the full time roster this fall.

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Last season, Brock Motum played in the Summer league and in one preseason game for the Utah Jazz before being cut and signing with a professional team in his native Austrailia. This season, Motum is looking to make a bigger impact.

Motum is one of three former Cougar players to suit up for an NBA team in this season's NBA Summer League. He is playing for the Jazz in the Utah Summer League and getting a good look on the floor. Motum played 23 minutes in Utah's opening game of the Summer League on Monday vs. Boston. He scored 4 points, shooting 2-8 from the floor including 0-4 from 3, but added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. He also played 23 minutes in the team's game on Tuesday against the Spurs, scoring 10 points an pulling down 3 rebounds. The Jazz won both matchups and look to keep their undefeated streak rolling into Thursday's matchup against Jordan Railey and the '76ers.

While Brock has been getting a lot of time on the floor, his WSU opponent on Thursday, Jordan Railey, has not. Railey has seen 5 minutes of game time in each of his team's two games this season. In the first game against the Spurs, Railey shot 1-4 from the floor scoring 3 points. In the second game against Boston, Railey was perfect from the floor (1-1 with 2 points). Of course, Railey is sharing time in the Philadelphia lineup with top pick Jahlil Okafor, which isn't helping his case. If you want to witness the showdown of Cougs, you can watch it at 6 PT on NBA TV.

At the same time, across the country in beautiful (i assume) Orlando, Florida, DaVonte Lacy is trying his hand with the Pacers Summer League team. The Pacers are 0-2 in their games this Summer, and it's obviously because Lacy has barely seen the court. Lacy saw only 95 seconds in the team's first game against the Heat and didn't play at all in the team's second game, a loss to Orlando's "white" squad. The Pacers take on the Pistons later this afternoon (noon PT on NBA TV) and if the Pacers want more success, they should obviously find a way to get Lacy off the bench.

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