Justin Jackson underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in December, and while he’s inching toward 100 percent, he won’t be a part of the NBA Summer League, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.
The Magic acquired Jackson, who went 43rd in the NBA Draft, in a trade with Denver. Orlando’s other draft picks, plus a handful of other rookies and fringe NBA players, will start their summer slate on July 6.
Jackson’s rehab kept him sidelined for most of the draft process, including the NBA combine, but summer league was always considered a possibility until now. It’s the opposite situation from Kevin Huerter, who broke out at the combine but underwent surgery on his right hand the week before the draft and won’t be fully healthy until August.
So neither Maryland rookie will be on the summer stage, and no destinations have yet been reported for Melo Trimble or Diamond Stone. Jake Layman, however, is expected to suit up for Portland for the third straight summer. (Afternoon update: Stone will play with the Jazz.)
All 30 teams will participate in the NBA Summer League, an association first. Orlando will play on July 6, 8 and 9; after everyone plays three games, the league will seed the teams and begin tournament play on July 11. All squads are guaranteed between five and eight games.
In other news
This isn’t the busiest summer for Maryland basketball, but Terps soccer alumnus Rodney Wallace played in the damn World Cup on Wednesday.
We continued Receivers Week by looking at Maryland’s four redshirt freshman wideouts, all of whom can play their way into big roles this year.
Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce talked about Kevin Huerter in a radio interview with ESPN Radio in Albany.
The Baltimore Sun wrote about some of the challenges facing Damon Evans as Maryland’s athletic director.
Maryland volleyball added transfer outside hitter Hailey Rubino, who started 28 matches for New Mexico last season. She’ll be eligible immediately.
The Major League Lacrosse All-Star game was last night. There were Terps everywhere, be it on Team USA or among the MLL All-Stars.
Here’s the full list, from UMTerps.com:
The six Terrapins selected to the MLL All-Star team were Kyle Bernlohr (’16), Mike Chanenchuk (’14), Isaiah Davis-Allen (’17), Matt Dunn (’16), Jeremy Sieverts (’09) and Joe Walters (’06).
Team USA, which is preparing for this summer’s FIL World Championships, will feature Jake Bernhardt (’13), Jesse Bernhardt (’13), Michael Ehrhardt (’14), John Haus (’14) and Drew Snider (’12). Both Connor Kelly (’18) and Tim Muller (’17) are Team USA alternates and will play with Team USA in the All-Star game as well.
And Bryan Bresee, the nation’s No. 1 football player in 2020, has Maryland in his top 15.