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BBNBA: Wenyen Gabriel is Money in the Summer League

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While Tyler Herro has grabbed all of the summer League headlines, another former Wildcat is consistently putting up impressive numbers.

Thursday night Wenyen Gabriel knocked down 4-of-8 three-pointers to score a team-high 18 points. He wasn’t just standing behind the three-point line prepared to take open looks. Gabriel also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots in the 83-80 loss to the Clippers.

Through four games in Las Vegas Gabriel is the King’s second-highest scorer, averaging 13.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game on 47% shooting from the field.

Gabriel’s former UK teammate, Isaac Humphries, scored three points in eight minutes of action. A few other numbers from former Cats last night:

— Hami Diallo shot 50% from the field to finish with 14 points. He also threw in seven boards and a pair of assists in the Thunder’s five-point win.

Aaron Harrison was just 1-of-4 for the Boston Celtics last night, finishing with five points, his average through four Summer League games.

— In 13 minutes of action, Reid Travis only took three shots for the Atlanta Hawks. He finished with two points, two assists and six rebounds.

Today marks the beginning of the Vegas Summer League tournament. Ten former Wildcats advanced to play this weekend. Here’s who’s playing tonight:

  • 6:00: Croatia vs. Thunder (Diallo) on ESPNU
  • 6:30: China vs. Suns (Derek Willis) on NBATV
  • 8:00: Kings (Gabriel) vs. Cavs on ESPNU
  • 8:30: Pacers vs. Clippers (Humphries) on NBATV
  • 10:30: Hawks (Travis) vs. Spurs (Keldon Johnson) on NBATV


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR