Vipers Select Amir Williams and Jarvis Summers in 2015 NBA Development League Draft
MCALLEN, Texas - The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today selected Amir Williams (C, 6'11, 250, Ohio State) with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft. In the first round, the Vipers also selected Jarvis Summers (G, 6'3, 180, Mississippi) with the 10th overall pick and Cliff Hammonds (G, 6'3, 200, Clemson) with the 12th overall pick.
Following the draft, the Vipers traded Hammonds and the team's 2016 eighth round draft pick to the Reno Bighorns in exchange for Reno's 2016 first round draft pick, the returning player rights to Jordan Hamilton and the draft rights to Michael Craig, who was chosen 98th overall today by Reno.
Complete list of Rio Grande Valley Vipers 2015 NBA Development League Draft Picks:
ROUND PICK NAME POSITION HEIGHT WEIGHT COLLEGE
1 6 Amir Williams Center 6'11 250 Ohio State
1 10 Jarvis Summers Guard 6'3 180 Mississippi
1 12 Cliff Hammonds* Guard 6'3 200 Clemson
3 10 Karl Cochran Guard 6'1 175 Wofford
4 10 Aqeel Quinn Guard 6'3 200 San Diego State
5 10 Laquavius Cotton Guard 6'6 180 Delta State
*Traded to Reno for 2016 first round pick and returning player rights to Jordan Hamilton.
Williams played four seasons (2011-15) at The Ohio State University. During his career he averaged 4.9 ppg and 4.2 rpg. As a senior, Williams played in 33 games, making 29 starts while averaging 19.5 minutes per game. He tallied 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while blocking a team-best 52 shots. Williams ranks fifth in Ohio State history with 187 career blocks. He attended Detroit Country Day High School, where he averaged 18 ppg, 12.6 rpg and nearly 5 blocks per game his senior season. He also earned McDonalds All-American accolades and finished third in Michigan Mr. Basketball voting.
Summers played four seasons (2011-15) at the University of Mississippi, where during his career he averaged 12.2 ppg and 4.0 apg. He is one of only four players in SEC history with 1,600 career points and 500 career assists. Summers ranks second in school history in games played (134), assists (530) and free throws made (463), fourth in wins (84) and eighth in points scored (1,629). As a senior, he averaged 12.0 ppg and ranked second in the SEC in assists (4.6/game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4). He also led the conference in assists in league play (5.3/game) and was third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3). As a junior, Summers averaged 17.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 30.6 minutes per contest. He also earned All-SEC second team honors from the league's coaches, honorable mention accolades from the Associated Press, and won the Howell Trophy as the best college basketball player in Mississippi.
The RGV Vipers will tip off the 2015-16 season at State Farm Arena with back-to-back games Nov. 13 and 14 versus the Idaho Stampede. Season tickets for the Vipers 2015-16 season are on sale now. For more information, contact the RGV Vipers at 956-972-1144 or visit the Vipers Pro Shop in Uptown Plaza.
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