Vegas summer league notes
Former Kansas University forward Julian Wright of the New Orleans Hornets had 11 points off 5-of-12 shooting with six turnovers in Sunday's 77-75 victory over Charlotte. Wright had a whopping 11 turnovers in Friday's 88-75 loss to Memphis. He also had 12 points off 4-of-17 shooting with five boards. : Former KU guard Aaron Miles had six assists, six points and two turnovers in Dallas' 86-69 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. On Sunday, he missed five of six shots and finished with two points, three assists and three turnovers in a 95-86 loss to Golden State. : Former KU guard Keith Langford had 14 points in the Denver Nuggets' 99-85 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. He had three assists and one turnover.
Former KU guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat was named second-team all-Orlando pro summer league. He averaged 15.8 points a game off 40 percent shooting. He made 16 of 40 shots, including four of 17 threes. Chalmers also made 43 of 47 free throws for 91.5 percent with 5.4 assists, 3.2 turnovers and 2.0 steals in Miami's five games. : Playing for the Chicago Bulls, Langford averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers. He hit 17 of 25 shots and five of 11 threes.
KU coach Bill Self scouted point guard John Wall and shooting guard Xavier Henry last weekend at the Peach Jam AAU Tournament in North Augusta, S.C. Wall, a 6-foot-4 senior from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., told SI.com his finalists are KU, Memphis and Kentucky. Rivals.com reports that Henry, 6-6 senior from Putnam City (Okla.) High, scored 36 points in Athletes First's victory over Minnesota Howard Pulley. Henry, who recently added Texas and UCLA to his list of schools, reportedly will wind up at either KU or Memphis.
Simien chooses Hawks
Former KU power forward Wayne Simien won't be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer-league team in Las Vegas, after all. The former KU power forward instead has accepted an invitation to play for the Atlanta Hawks' summer-league team in the Rocky Mountain Review, July 18-25, in Salt Lake City.