While you were busy reacting to the big Greg Monroe news this morning, the Bucks announced their roster for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. The event takes place July 10th-20th on UNLV's campus. Here's who will be suiting up for Milwaukee.
Cameron Clark F 6-6 211 09/16/91 Oklahoma/USA R
Micheal Eric C 6-11 240 06/24/88 Temple/Nigeria R
Jorge Gutierrez G 6-3 191 12/27/88 California/Mexico 2
Damien Inglis F 6-8 225 05/20/95 Roanne/France R
Kevin Jones F 6-8 251 08/25/89 West Virginia/USA 1
Sean Kilpatrick G 6-4 210 01/06/90 Cincinnati/USA 1
Viacheslav Kravstov C 6-11 254 08/25/87 BC Kyiv/Ukraine 2
McKenzie Moore G 6-6 190 05/11/92 Texas-El Paso/USA R
Johnny O'Bryant F 6-9 265 06/01/93 LSU/USA 1
Jerome Randle G 5-10 172 05/21/87 California/USA R
Durand Scott G 6-5 203 02/22/90 Miami (Fla.)/USA R
Rashad Vaughn G 6-6 210 08/16/96 UNLV/USA R
Vaughn and Inglis highlight the list, as both of their debuts figure to be highly anticipated. Vaughn was the 17th overall selection in June's draft and Inglis was the 31st overall pick in last year's draft who was sidelined for his whole rookie season with a foot/ankle injury. This is probably the first time any of us have seen Inglis play outside of his DraftExpress video. Other immediate notables include Johnny O'Bryant and Jorge Gutierrez, who both ended the past season on the Bucks bench. Both players could benefit from a strong summer if they hope to crack into the rotation more going forward. Michael Eric nearly made the Bucks opening day roster last year, but was a last minute cut.
The rest of the group is filled with guys who had pretty good college careers, but obviously have since failed to make it in the pros. Perhaps the most intriguing player out of that crop is McKenzie Moore, who is just wrapping up an MVP-caliber season for the Nelson Giants in New Zealand. Moore is a long 6'6" guard who was dismissed from UTEP after it was determined that he and two teammates gambled on athletic evens. Since then he has made a name for himself in New Zealand, avearaging 21.6 points for his team.
The Bucks will play three games on July 10th, 12th, and 13th before being seeded for tournament play. They are guaranteed at least five games total and could play more depending on how they fare in the bracket. It likely won't be pretty, but in just one week we can say that Bucks basketball will be back on the air. That's cool.