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Wroten shines in NBA summer league debut

Post by Ryan Divish on July 15, 2012 at 9:51 am with 2 Comments »
July 15, 2012 9:59 am

Tony Wroten’s NBA debut couldn’t have gone much better for the Memphis Grizzlies. The 25th pick of the first round filled up the stat sheet and did a little everything – including knocking down a few shots from the perimeter in a 93-77 win over the Knicks.

Wroten scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists, had four turnovers and also two steals.

He was 5-of-9 from the floor and 2-of-3 from 3-point range. No, that’s not a typo. I watched the game. Wroten sank a pair of free throws in between the corner and elbow of the 3-point line. Both looked like good clean shots. He was also 8 of 9 from the free-throw line.

From the game story in the Commercial Appeal …

“I use it as motivation,” Wroten said. “I know I can shoot. Every day I work on my jump shot and you could see in the game that if I continue to work on it, the ball will fall for me. I just try to shoot it the same way every time.”

Here’s some video highlights

Here’s another video interview …

Wroten will be in action again on Tuesday. That game will only be televised on NBA.com.

Meanwhile, Terrence Ross will play his second game today at 3:30 p.m. on the NBA network.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. bbnate420 says:

    Even though a lot of people love to hate on him, I wish him the best. I think another year or two at UW would’ve helped him tremendously and, I was selfishly hoping for at least another year. But the kid has incredible talent and it’s easy to pass up a million dollars when it’s not your decision.

  2. Though i was pessimistic when they declared for the draft, i’m glad to see him and Ross do well in their summer league debut’s. Keep it up guys!

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