Yesterday was the final day of the California Classic in Sacramento and the action in Utah. In the first couple of days in Summer League, six NBA teams in the Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Golden State Warriors all played a couple of games to tip off the action. While the Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, and Memphis Grizzlies all squared off in Salt Lake City. This also included some Big East alums. Let’s see how they fared in the final day. Here are the recaps from Day 1 and Day 2.
Omari Spellman - Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman had a much better game against the Jazz than he did the last time around. The former Villanova big man nearly had a double-double of 9 points and 10 rebounds in his 22 minutes of action. He also dropped in two assists and displayed some range by shooting 50% from three (2 of 4). It was a decent California Classic for Spellman and he’s shown bigger strides in playing some minutes for the Hawks than many thought initially.
Kelan Martin - Utah Jazz
Martin faced off against Spellman and although he nearly scored enough points as his Big East rival, he didn’t have a more complete game. He scored 8 points in this contest but that was it. Granted he only played 15 minutes in this game, second most of any bench player for Utah. It was an ok California Classic for the former Butler Bulldog
Josh Hart - Los Angeles Lakers
Marcus Derrickson - Golden State Warriors
This was an exceptional performance by Derrickson and the best of any former Big East player so far. In his 25 minutes of action, Derrickson scored a game high 24 points along with 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors with a double double. Derrickson went 8 of 18 from the field but raised some eyebrows by going 4 of 7 from three-point land (57.1%). It was a monster performance and he also stepped up on the defensive end by adding 4 steals to his stat line. Overall a great performance and it’s nice to see a Big East guy show out like that.