Three members of Kentucky basketball's magical Final Four team in 2011 will be on NBA Summer League rosters this year.
DeAndre Liggins has been invited to the Sacramento Kings' summer team, Josh Harrellson will be playing with the Phoenix Suns, and Darius Miller will be joining the Dallas Mavericks.
James Anderson (Zalgiris) and DeAndre Liggins (Bremerhaven) will play in NBA Summer League for Sacramento Kings, source confirms— Mark Porcaro (@MarkPorcaro) June 27, 2015
I'm hearing Darius Miller will play summer league with the Dallas Mavericks.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2015
Harrellson, 26, played parts of three NBA seasons for New York (39 games in 2011-12), Miami (six games in 2012-13) and Detroit (32 games in 2013-14). The 6-foot-10, 275-pound center from Kentucky started last season in China for 19 games and then played in Puerto Rico.
Miller, 25, appeared in five games this past season for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game. After being drafted by New Orleans in the second round (46th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller appeared in 102 career games (10 starts) over the last three seasons and averaged 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.
Liggins, 27, joined the Detroit Pistons for the Orlando Summer League and the Los Angeles Clippers for the Las Vegas Summer League last year. On October 15, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season. On January 20, 2015, he parted ways with Krasny Oktyabr. On February 27, 2015, he signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of Germany for the rest of the season.
Congratulations to all three former Cats for getting another shot at their NBA dreams.