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NBA Summer League 2024: Which Australian and NBL players are playing in pre-season competition | Sporting News Australia

NBA Summer League 2024: Which Australian and NBL players are playing in pre-season competition  | Sporting News Australia

The NBA off-season is in full swing, with the annual Summer League beginning this week. 

With the Draft over and free agency well underway, teams will suit up their best young talent along with a raft of NBA hopefuls, ahead of the exhibition tournaments in both California, and then Las Vegas. 

As usual, the 2024 rosters feature a load of Australian talent, as well as a host of current and former NBL players looking to make the leap to the NBA.

Which Australians are playing at NBA Summer League?

A number of Australian players will be suiting up for various Summer League squads, from NBA Draft picks to former NBL finalists. 

The most notable of these will be Johnny Furphy, the 19-year-old taken with the 35th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. 

PLAYER AGE TEAM
Josh Bannan 22 Los Angeles Clippers
Alex Ducas 23 Oklahoma City Thunder
Sam Froling 24 Indiana Pacers
Johnny Furphy 19 Indiana Pacers
Jaylin Galloway 21 Milwaukee Bucks
Jo Lual-Acuil 30 Sacramento Kings
Tyler Robertson 23 Washington Wizards
Luke Travers 22 Cleveland Cavaliers

Which NBL players are playing at NBA Summer League?

As usual, the NBA Summer League will also be littered with current and former NBL representatives, as well as at least a few future players, as the Australian teams heavily scout the event. 

The 2024 Summer League will see action from former NBL Next Star and second overall pick Alex Sarr, as well as current NBL talent Hyjung Lee and new South East Melbourne import Joe Wieskamp. 

PLAYER AGE NBL TEAM SUMMER LEAGUE TEAM
Zylam Cheatham 28 New Zealand Breakers (2023/24) Brooklyn Nets
Mantas Rubstavicius 22 New Zealand Breakers (2023/24) Golden State Warriors
Trentyn Flowers 19 Adelaide 36ers (2023/24) Los Angeles Clippers
AJ Johnson 19 Illawarra Hawks (2023/24) Milwaukee Bucks
Ariel Hukporti 22 Melbourne United (2021/22 – 2023/24) New York Knicks
RJ Hampton 23 New Zealand Breakers (2019/20) Philadelphia 76ers
Hyjung Lee 23 Illawarra Hawks (Present) Portland Trail Blazers
Jo Lual Acuil 30 Melbourne United (2018/19 – 2021/22, 2023/24) Sacramento Kings
Alex Sarr 19 Perth Wildcats (2023/24) Washington Wizards
Joe Wieskamp 24 South East Melbourne Phoenix (Present) Minnesota Timberwolves