DaJuan Summers Impresses in Vegas Summer League Debut

Per hoopshype.com's game recaps from the Las Vegas Summer League:

STUDS: There were a lot of general managers shaking their heads wishing for a mulligan on last month’s draft as DaJuan Summers was the star of the second game. Summers, who was selected 35th overall, was unstoppable with 24 points. The aggression Summers displayed in attacking the rim was a welcomed sight after watching him camp beyond the arc far too much this past season at Georgetown. Summers shot just one three pointer and also grabbed seven rebounds, leaving Joe Dumars with a big smile on his face.

From Detroit Pistons head coach Darrell Walker, in the Detroit News:

"Summers is a player," Walker said after Summers had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the Pistons to an 86-77 victory over Sacramento in their summer league opener. "I don't know how he gets to No. 35 in the draft."

From DaJuan, in the same article:

"I always play with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder," Summers said. "Even going back to high school, I thought I should have made the McDonald's (All-American) game. I use that adversity, you know, to keep me going."

And after Game 2:

Summers has now scored 43 points and made 16 of 32 shots in two games.

With the Pistons clinging to a three-point lead in the final three minutes Saturday, Summers hit a clutch jumper and two free throws to secure the victory.

"He's just a basketball player," Walker said. "He's been coached real well, I can tell you that. He's got a skill level that for a lot of guys it takes two or three years to get to at this level."

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