It is no surprise that one has seen easyCredit BBL teams feature players at the NBA Summer League over the years. In 2014, the Fraport Skyliners had current FC Bayern Munich forward Danilo Barthel suit up for the Miami Hear and he held his own being teammates with NBA players like 2014 NCAA champion Shabaaz Napier with Uconn and Justin Hamilton. However it is rare when a easyCredit BBL team is able to showcase more than one as this summer the Fraport Skyliners will be able to observe three players displaying their abilities with Tai Webster Philip Scrubb and Isaac Bonga.
Ex Carleton sniper and all around great player Philip Scrubb helped Canada at the 2019 world cup qualifying games last weejned with wins against the Dominican Republic where he contributed six points and four assists in 22 minutes and stroked home 14 points in 17 minutes in a crushing 30 point victory against the Virgin Islands. Scrubb will suit up for the Washington Wizards in Las Vegas this weekend and will be teammates with some well known players like Thomas Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Aaron Harrison of the Dallas Mavericks and Devin Robinson of the Washington Wizards. He also will be teammates with Phil Goss who is one of those players that has had a solid career in Europe and looking to turn some heads of the many NBA Gm’s on hand. Sam Cassell Jr will also be on the roster a guy who stands out just with his well known name. Isaac Bonga is slated to play for the Los Angeles Lakers with the official announcement still not having been made.
The third Fraport Skyliner that is playing NBA Summer League this summer is Tai Webster who is wearing the jersey of the Miami Heat in Utah at the moment. Webster who hails from New Zealand and had a stellar career at Nebraska (NCAA) didn’t play World Cup qualifying games last weekend, but opted to get ready for his NBA Summer League gig which will be his second as in the summer of 2017 he suited up for the Golden State Warriors) playing 5 games averaging 2.4ppg, 1.2apg. This summer he is teamamtes with big talents like Derrick Jones Jr of UNLV (NCAA), Duncan Robinson of Michigan (NCAA) and Bam Adebayo of Kentucky (NCAA). Webster didn’t suit up in the first game against the Golden State Warriors, but played 21 minutes in the 89-74 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored three points, hauled down 2 rebounds and dished out 4 assists and had a steal. The only negative stat was his 1/12 shooting day from the field. He has stiff competition from Derrick Walton Jr from Michigan (NCAA) at the point guard position who played 20 minutes scoring 4 points, 3 rebounds, 6 dimes and 3 steals while shooting 1/6 from the field. It will be interesting how this head to head duel continues.