Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League

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The #8 seed Memphis Grizzlies defeated the #3 seed Minnesota Timberwolves, 95-92, to win the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019.

Bruno Caboclo and Dusty Hannahs also had 15 points for the Grizzlies, while Tyler Harvey added 12 points and five assists.

Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke has been named 2019 NBA Summer League MVP, the league announced, Tuesday (PHL time).

"I feel like I'll just fit in perfectly [with Memphis] because his system and his culture is similar to what it was like at college at Gonzaga", Clarke said of Jenkins. "Adding him to the team is something that's gonna be really big for us".

Jarrett Allen kept the Nets in it with a strong first half, recording 15 points and 14 rebounds, before exiting the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion after a hard fall. The Pelicans got off to another hot start, jumping to a 10-1 lead in the opening minutes of the game. Didi Louzada hit a couple of big shots, NAW had a couple of big steals, the Pels held a 3-point lead in the dying moments but Memphis hit a three to send the game into overtime-there everything fell apart and the Pels fell 88-86.

Starting point guard Jordan McLaughlin finished second on the Wolves with 12 points and led Minnesota with six assists.

"It's all credit to the players, and how they compete so far", Minnesota coach Pablo Prigioni said. Voters selected three frontcourt players and two backcourt players with points rewarded on a 5-3-1 basis. They showed all tournament long, they fought to the end, so nothing we can ask more. Bryn Forbes was named to the second team in 2017.

The Summer League may have lacked some star power but the play of these players ultimately proved that the class may not be as weak as initially thought.

Hachimura was joined on the second team by Miami's Chris Boucher, New Orleans' Jaxson Hayes, Portland's Anfernee Simons and San Antonio's Lonnie Walker IV.



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