SPOKANE -- Four former Gonzaga University men’s basketball players – Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs, Austin Daye and Matt Bouldin are all participating in the NBA Summer League.
The first session in Orlando ended Friday with Pargo playing for the Charlotte Bobcats. He is also on the roster for the Minnesota Timberwolves who will participate in the Las Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League which began Friday and concludes Sunday.
Pargo played in three of the five games the Bobcats played in Orlando, hitting a buzzer-beating, game-winning shot on a spin drive from the left side of the lane for an 86-85 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday in his only start. Pargo averaged 19.7 minutes/game in his three appearances. He averaged 8.0 ppg, 5.3 assists/game and 0.7 steals/game. He scored 10 points in a loss to Boston for his lone double-digit scoring output.
Bouldin, who signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bulls following the June NBA Draft, won’t see his first NBA action until at least Tuesday when the Bulls open play with Denver. The Bucks and Downs play Tuesday against Dallas and the Timberwolves and Pargo see action Monday against San Antonio.
Pargo played last season in Israel while Downs was in Turkey. Pargo and Downs were both seniors on Gonzaga’s 2009 NCAA Sweet Sixteen team, while Bouldin helped lead the Bulldogs to a 12th straight NCAA Tournament appearance this past season.
Daye is in his second go-around with the Las Vegas League as property of the Detroit Pistons. Daye was selected 15th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Pistons and averaged 5.1 ppg and 2.5 rpg in his rookie campaign.