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Former UB, Bona stars had differing results in NBA Summer League

Former University at Buffalo star Nick Perkins made a splash during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Perkins, who agreed to play in the league for the Los Angeles Lakers before signing a contract, averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game for Los Angeles, which went 1-4 and missed the playoffs.

Perkins, a 6-foot-8 forward, tied for the team high in field goal attempts with 45, and shot 42 percent from the floor.

In his best performances in Summer League play, Perkins scored 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting in an 88-80 loss to Golden State. He had 13 points and 6 rebounds in a 93-87 loss to the Clippers, and 10 points and five rebounds in a 96-76 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

CJ Massinburg, who teamed with Perkins to help lead UB to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, didn’t see as much action on the court for the Brooklyn Nets.

A 6-3 guard, Massinburg averaged 4.8 points and shot 33 percent from the field over four games. He averaged 11 minutes per contest and scored 11 points in a 85-77 semifinal loss to Minnesota.

Former St. Bonaventure star Jaylen Adams was released by the Atlanta Hawks, one week before his $1.45 million contract for next season would have become guaranteed.

Adams, a 6-2 guard, played in 34 games for Atlanta last season, averaging 3.2 points, 1.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game.
The 23-year-old also played with the G League’s Erie BayHawks and averaged 15.3 points and 6.4 assists in 20 starts.

Adams was a member of the Hawks’ squad that went 2-3 in the Las Vegas Summer League. He started all four games in which he appeared, but made just nine of 36 shots and 3 of 17 3-point attempts.

Another former Bonnies player, Youssou Ndoye, played in two games for the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 4.5 minutes per game. He scored four points and took just two shots.

After leaving Bona following the 2014-15 season, Ndoye, a 7-0 center, played in three preseason games with the San Antonio Spurs before he was waived and joined the Spurs’ affiliate in the NBA Development League. The following season, he signed with Bourg in France, where he has played since.

Former Canisius star Isaiah Reese, a 6-5 point guard, played three games for the Houston Rockets, and averaged 0.7 points 4.7 minutes per game. He made 1 of 5 shots from the field.

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