He has a reputation for making a splash, and former Indiana shooting guard Devonte Green did just that in NBA summer league action on Tuesday evening.
Known as a player who can produce a lot of points in relatively short spurts, Green came out firing in Utah. He scored 10 points in 15.2 minutes, making 3-of-6 shots including 2-of-4 from behind-the-arc. Green also made 2-of-3 free throws and added three rebounds. His Jazz White team was +19 when Green was on the floor in a game they won 87-58 over San Antonio.
Green is getting his chance to make an NBA team this summer after an impressive first professional season in Europe. Playing with Charilaos TM in Greece, the 24-year old averaged 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 46.2 percent from the field overall and 42.9 percent from 3-point range. His scoring average and shooting percentages were better than any season Green produced at IU.
It was a reunion on the court for Green and his former IU teammate Juwan Morgan, who is also competing to secure a spot in the league.
Morgan scored 13 points in 19.4 minutes while adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal. After two seasons with the franchise, the Jazz did not extend Morgan a qualifying offer this summer which makes him an unrestricted free agent.
Green and Morgan also have games on Wednesday and Friday this week in Salt Lake City. They are two of three former Hoosiers playing NBA summer basketball. Romeo Langford will suit up for Boston when the Celtics begin summer play in Las Vegas on Aug. 8.
Devonte Green making the hook shot look easy 😤 pic.twitter.com/ZtunN9vud1
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