The Terps had eight former hoops stars (Greivis Vasquez–Grizzlies, Chris McCray–Grizzlies, James Gist–Spurs, Ekene Ibekwe–Trail Blazers, Landon Milbourne–Hawks, Jamar Smith–Timberwolves, Nik Caner-Medley–Clippers, and D.J. Strawberry—Lakers) participating in the NBA Summer League. The listed included recent graduates and some a few years removed as you can see. The four that stood out the most for me would have to be Vasquez, Strawberry, Ibekwe, and Gist.
Vasquez, one of the first round picks of the Grizzlies this year, played in all five games and started in three of them. He averaged right around 30 minutes a night getting 7 points and a steal a night. Greivis was also tied for 16th in assists with four a game. He also had 19 turnovers and shot in the mid 30% range so those are two things he needs to work on as he approaches training camp and the NBA season.
D.J. started all five games for the Lakers summer team and averaged 13 points a night. He got nearly a block a night and he shot a decent percentage (43.8) except from three point range where he was 2-14. That is one thing he needs to work on as a wing player to have a future in the NBA.
Ibekwe, for me, was the surprise of Summer League when it came to former Terps. He only played 14 minutes a night but played in all five games for the Blazers and even started one game. He shot a solid 47% from the field and averaged 6 boards and on the offensive glass, he got better than 2 boards. He only averaged 5 points but he was tied for 5th in blocks at two a game. He could definitely have a future as a big body for the Blazers especially since Greg Oden has an injury history with only playing in 82 games over his three years in the league.
Gist only played in two games for the Spurs but he started both and had an impact. He was very solid with 9 points and 5 boards a night. He also averaged better than a block and steal a game. He could become an end of the bench rotation guy for the Spurs or another team and could earn rotation minutes at both forward spots if he can knock down the mid range jumper and continue to do all the intangibles.
So all this to say, I think we will see all four of the guys on a training camp roster. However, I like Greivis and Ibekwe to make some noise and not only make an NBA roster but also see some regular minutes during the season.