Brown Added to San Antonio Spurs Las Vegas Summer League Roster
Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown

July 9, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs have invited former Illinois State 6-foot-4 guard Tyler Brown to join their Las Vegas NBA Summer League team, the Spurs announced Tuesday. Former Redbird Champ Oguchi also recently committed to play in the Las Vegas Summer League for the Chicago Bulls.

Brown is the second Redbird from ISU's 2013 class to earn a spot on a summer league roster, after Jackie Carmichael officially joined the Miami Heat June 30. Carmichael will play for the Dallas Mavericks during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Joined by Brown, the Spurs will tip off summer league action this Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. CT against Charlotte, while Oguchi and the Bulls will start Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. CT versus Memphis. Both games can be seen live on NBA TV.

Brown recently finished his senior season as Illinois State's leading scorer, ranking third in the Valley with 18.1 points per game. He was also second in the league with 2.5 three-pointers per game and fourth with an 80.6 percent free throw average. For his efforts, Brown was named to the 2013 All-Valley Second Team.

At Northern Iowa (March 2), Brown became the 41st member of Illinois State's 1,000-point club. He netted double-figures in 27 games as a senior, and Brown finished his career ranked sixth on the career three-point percentage list (42.0) and sixth on the career three-pointers made list (159).

Meanwhile, Oguchi, a 6-foot-6 guard, played at Illinois State during the 2008-09 season and led the Redbirds with 15.2 points per game, plus 5.4 rebounds. He has played professionally since then, including stints with the NBA Development League's Maine Red Claws. Oguchi also represented Nigeria in the 2012 London Olympics.


 

 

Osiris Eldridge and Dinma Odiakosa were the last Redbirds to earn an NBA Summer League roster spot, prior to Carmichael. Eldridge played with the Portland Trailblazers, and Odiakosa was with the Memphis Grizzlies during the summer of 2010.

NBA Summer League Central

San Antonio Spurs Las Vegas Summer League Schedule
Friday, July 12: 9 p.m. CT, Charlotte @ San Antonio (Live on NBA TV)
Sunday, July 14: 9:30 p.m. CT, San Antonio @ Toronto
Monday, July 15: 9 p.m. CT, San Antonio @ Atlanta (Live on NBA TV)
Wednesday, July 17-Monday, July 22: Championship Round

Chicago Bulls Las Vegas Summer League Schedule
Saturday, July 13: 7 p.m. CT, Chicago @ Memphis (Live on NBA TV)
Monday, July 15: 9:30 p.m. CT, Chicago @ Denver
Tuesday, July 16: 7 p.m. CT, Chicago @ Portland (Live on NBA TV)
Wednesday, July 17-Monday, July 22: Championship Round

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