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FIVE BIGHORNS REPRESENTED AT 2017 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

By Kyle Jones | July 5, 2017

— Hearn and Montero to Join the Sacramento Kings Summer League Roster–

Five Reno Bighorns will be featured on rosters during NBA Summer League 2017 when it tips off Friday, July 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Reggie Hearn and Luis Montero will join the Sacramento Kings roster. Guard David Stockton will be featured on the Phoenix Suns roster while Jaleel Cousins and Isaiah Cousins will compete with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Hearn, who has spent the last three seasons with the Bighorns accrued averages of 13.5 points (.453 FG%, .714 FT%, .442 3P%), 5.3 rebounds in 31.4 minutes during the 2016-17 season. The 6-4 forward played with the NBA D-League select team during the 2016 Summer League, where he averaged 8.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and shot 45% from behind the arc.

In early March, the Bighorns acquired Luis Montero in a trade with Sioux Falls. During the 2016-17 season, he averaged 8.9 points (.447 FG%, .444 3pt%, .652 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 23.1 minutes per game in 13 games.

In 15 games (13 starts) for the Bighorns, Stockton averaged 16.4 points (.422 FG%, .787 FT%, .388 3PT%), 4.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 35.2 minutes of action during the 2016-17 season. Stockton joined the Kings during the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he averaged 8.0 points (.458 FG%, .800 FT%, .286 3PT%) 2.8 assists, 1.3 rebounds in 19.4 minutes of game time.

Jaleel Cousins was selected out of the available player pool in early February. He appeared in 16 games for Reno during his rookie campaign, averaging 6.8 points (.464 FG%, .698 FT%), 4.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game during the 2016-17 season.

A 6-4 guard, Isaiah Cousins joins the Pelicans after his rookie season with the Bighorns where he accrued averages of 17.0 points (.456 FG%, .293 3pt%, .791 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 4.0 assists in 34.9 minutes per game in 50 contests (all starts). He played with the 2016 Sacramento Summer League team in where he averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds.

Kings assignees Skal Labissiere (assigned four times), Georgios Papagiannis (assigned 10 times) and Malachi Richardson (assigned three times) will also be playing with Sacramento during summer league.

This summer’s event will again feature a tournament-style format first debuted in 2013 that will crown an NBA Summer League champion on Monday, July 17. A record 24 NBA teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 7-11 before being seeded in a tournament running through the championship game. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five contests.

ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 games on its linear television channels. NBA TV will air 28 contests, commencing with the league’s opener on July 7. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air on ESPN and NBA TV’s channels—a Summer League record.

Tickets for the 2017 NBA Summer League are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NBATickets.com.