Milwaukee Bucks set to begin NBA Summer League play

The Milwaukee Bucks’ summer league team is set to begin action tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas.

Newly drafted rookies Thon Maker and Malcom Brogdon highlight the team’s roster that has 11 of the 13 players participating still search for their first professional league action.

Second year player and Bucks shooting guard Rashad Vaughn will be playing this summer, along with 6’6″ guard Julyan Stone, who brings three years of playing experience.

Roster (from NBA.com):

50 Jared Berggren C 6-10 235 04/02/90 Wisconsin/USA R
13 Malcolm Brogdon G 6-5 215 12/11/92 Virginia/USA R
42 Prince Ibeh C 6-10 245 06/03/94 Texas/USA R
6 Ra’Shad James G 6-1 195 01/26/90 Northwood (FL)/USA R
7 Thon Maker F 7-1 216 02/25/97 Athlete Institute/Australia R
26 Le’Bryan Nash F 6-7 235 06/30/92 Oklahoma State/USA R
44 Terran Petteway F 6-6 209 10/08/92 Nebraska/USA R
23 Stephen Sir F 6-6 205 09/16/82 Northern Arizona/USA R
43 Joshua Smith C 6-10 350 05/14/92 Georgetown/USA R
25 Julyan Stone G 6-6 200 12/07/88 Texas-El Paso/USA 3
3 Travis Trice G 6-2 177 01/22/93 Michigan State/USA R
20 Rashad Vaughn G 6-6 210 08/16/96 UNLV/USA 1
41 Devin Williams F 6-9 255 05/31/94 West Virginia/USA R

Former Wisconsin forward Jared Berggren will be joining the team after spending three years overseas in Europe where he has averaged just over seven points per game in 20 minutes for his career. Berggren will join fellow Big Ten players Terran Petteway (Nebraska) and Travis Trice (Michigan State) this summer. Petteway spent last summer with the Atlanta Hawks, while Trice played for the Westchester Knicks in the D-League. Trice’s younger brother D’Mitrik will be a freshman at Wisconsin this year.

Devin Williams led the Big 12 in rebounding last season and was a part of pre-draft workouts with the Bucks.

Milwaukee will begin their opening-round action on Friday against the newly-crowned NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. They will then follow up on Sunday against a NBA D-League Select team before wrapping up opening-round play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Once the first slate of games are completed, teams will get seeded based on their performance into a single-elimination tournament, with a champion being crowned July 18. For those who are eliminated immediately, teams will be placed in a consolation pool as teams are guaranteed a total of at least five games this summer.

Overall, the 2016 NBA Summer League will feature 67 games scheduled over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. A full schedule can be seen here.

The Bucks will be facing last year’s Orlando summer league champion, the Memphis Grizzlies, on Monday. The San Antonio Spurs took the crown in Las Vegas a year ago.

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