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NBA TV will televise all 67 games, including a total of 38 games live during the event, including the Championship Game on July 21.
(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Former Oregon State men’s basketball standouts Jared Cunningham, Eric Moreland and Roberto Nelson will compete at the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev., from Friday, July 11 to Monday, July 21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
Cunningham and Moreland will both play for Sacramento, while Nelson will suit up for Charlotte. The Kings and Hornets will face each other at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at Cox Pavilion in a reunion of sorts for the former Beavers.
The event will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating in the crowning of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 Champion on July 21. The 24 teams will each play three games from July 11-15 before being seeded in the tournament. Each team will play no fewer than five games during the Samsung NBA Summer League.
NBA TV will televise all 67 games, including a total of 38 games live during the event, including the Championship Game on July 21. In addition, fans will again be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live at http://nba.com/summerleague and on the NBA Summer League app.
Cunningham, who starred for the Beavers from 2010-12, is entering his third year in the NBA after being selected as the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season and concluded his three-year Oregon State career 13th all-time in scoring (1,271), second in steals (219), third in free throws made (427) and fifth in free throws attempted (566). He was an All-Pac-12 First Team (junior season) and All-Pac-12 Second Team (sophomore season) selection and made the Pac-12 All-Defensive and All-Tournament Teams two times each.
The Oakland, Calif., native holds 11 school records, including most steals as a junior (91, tied with Gary Payton), most steals as a sophomore (85), most steals in a game (8, tied with Brent Barry and Seth Tarver) and most minutes played in a season (1,245).
Nelson, who just completed his Oregon State career, is fourth all-time in scoring (1,745), seventh in field goals made (540), tied for third in three-pointers made (179) and second in free throws made (486). He was selected to the All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2014 and All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in 2013 and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week two times. The Santa Barbara, Calif., led the Pac-12 in scoring in 2014 at 20.7 points per game, becoming the first Oregon State player to lead the league since Gary Payton in 1990.
Moreland, who left after his junior season in 2014, is the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots (184) and blocked shots average (2.07), and fifth all-time in rebounds (762) and sixth in rebounding average (8.6). He was selected Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention two times and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week during his sophomore season. The Houston, Texas native holds the Oregon State single-season records for blocked shots (73) and blocked shots average (2.52) and tied the Oregon State single-game blocked shots record with six in two different games.
Source: Oregon State Athletics
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