Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
DeAndre Kane, Roscoe Smith on Lakers’ Summer League Roster; Fair to Mavs, Triche to Knicks
DeAndre Kane and Roscoe Smith went undrafted Thursday night, but both will get a shot with the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team in Las Vegas next month, SNY.tv. has learned.
Kane’s agent, Andy Miller, informed SNY.tv, while Smith’s father, Brian, did as well.
The 6-foot-4 Kane, 25, averaged 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals last season for an Iowa State team that lost to eventual national champ UConn in the Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden.
The 6-8 Smith averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 rebounds at UNLV after transferring from UConn and sitting out a season.
The Lakers drafted former Kentucky star Julius Randle at No. 7.
The Lakers open summer league play July 11 against the Toronto Raptors.
Here are a few more summer league notes:
** Former Syracuse forward C.J. Fair will play with Dallas, his agent told SNY.tv.
**Former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche will play with the Knicks and former Syracuse forward James Southerland will play with New Orleans, Syracuse.com reported.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.