Josh Selby has done something unique for the Memphis Grizzlies. It doesn’t mean a thing but it’s nice to know.
Selby was named the co-MVP of the Las Vegas Summer league. Selby shared the honor with Damian Lillard, the 6th pick of the Portland Trailblazers in the 2012 draft.
Selby averaged over 24 points a game over the five contests ranking 3rd in the summer league. Selby also shot 55.7% from the field including an eye-popping 64.3% from beyond the arc and 88.9% from the FT line. Lillard averaged 26.5 PPG but did so on a mere 43.8% from the field. Selby also averaged 2.4 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game and 2.4 steals per game. Lillard is 22 years old while Selby just turned 21 on March 27.
Also impressing in Vegas was first round draft pick Tony Wroten Jr. Wroten led the team in scoring twice and averaged 13.2 PPG over the five games. Wroten also averaged 3.4 RPG, 4.0 APG and 1.2 DPG. The one thing Wroten didn’t do was put to bed concern over his shooting touch hitting just 40% of his attempts and 20% from the arc. His 73.3% from the FT line was improved from college but still raises some concern.
Jeremy Pargo was the 3rd guard heading to camp averaged 12.0 PPG and 5.5 APG. Pargo didn’t impress to many fans and media types in comparison to Selby and Wroten and is expected to be bought out or traded before training camp. Matt Janning was a pleasant surprise out of Italy and Northeastern but isn’t expected to be offered a training camp invitation.