NBA Summer League rosters include players who starred at Greater Cincinnati high schools, as well as for the Xavier Musketeers and Cincinnati Bearcats.
Top performers so far include former Aiken High School standout Carlik Jones, who was 7-for-7 from the field with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in 21 minutes in the Chicago Bulls' 93-83 win Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.
Former Xavier Musketeers standout Tyrique Jones had 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the New Orleans Pelicans' win Monday against the Atlanta Hawks. On Wednesday against the Wizards, Jones had nine points with 15 rebounds (including 10 offensive rebounds), three assists and two steals. On Friday against the Lakers, Jones had 11 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
Former UC Bearcats standout Tari Eason had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Houston Rockets' 97-84 win against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
Former Moeller High School standout Miles McBride had 16 points, four assists and three steals in the New York Knicks' 88-77 loss to Portland on Monday. McBride scored 23 points on 9-of-13 from the field with five rebounds and five assists Thursday in a 102-89 win against the Orlando Magic.
And when the Bulls faced the Knicks on Sunday, Carlik Jones was 5-of-6 from the field with 13 points, and McBride was 6-of-8 from the field with 14 points, with three rebounds, six assists and three steals.
More about all of the players with local ties, with teams for which they played last season (unless recently drafted):
Coach Nick Van Exel (Cincinnati Bearcats)
Kaiser Gates (Xavier Musketeers) - Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
Carlik Jones (Aiken High School) - Texas Legends of NBA G League
Tari Eason (Cincinnati Bearcats/LSU Tigers) - Selected 17th in 2022 NBA Draft
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
Zach Hankins (Xavier Musketeers) - Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
Tyrique Jones (Xavier) - Victoria Libertas Pesaro (Italy)
Naji Marshall (Xavier) - Pelicans (entering third NBA season)
NEW YORK KNICKS
Vince Edwards (Middletown High School) - Iowa Wolves of NBA G League
Miles McBride (Moeller High School) - Selected 36th in 2021 NBA Draft
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