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2016 NBA Summer League: Mid-major players on summer rosters

Where each mid-major prospect will try to catch on at the next level

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For many players from mid-major schools, the journey to the NBA drags on, now in the form of a summer league invitation. This is where players can showcase their skills against others hoping for a coveted roster spot.

Thomas Walkup, Mamadou Ndiaye, Stefan Jankovic and AJ English are just a few of the notable signings from players who went undrafted on Thursday.

Although he is mostly known for his high basketball IQ, lumberjack beard and March Madness success, Walkup could be more than that and could slide into multiple positions for the Warriors, who have extended him an invite. He’s a proven defender and is comfortable shooting from behind the arc, but his lack of size may become a limitation in the NBA.

The Warriors also grabbed an enticing center in UC-Irvine’s Ndiaye. He hovers six inches above first-round pick Thon Maker and has the college experience that Maker lacks. Though he is a raw talent and an inconsistent shooter, Ndiaye could win many battles of the boards in the future.

Meanwhile, the Heat added Jankovic, a 6-11 Canadian forward with experience playing for both Missouri and Hawaii. He has improved from a lowly bench player for Mizzou to a star Rainbow Warrior who played a major role in knocking of Cal in the NCAA Tournament. With an average of 15.6 points per game and six rebounds, Jankovic could become an honorable fill in for Heat big men who may leave in free agency.

Here’s an overview of all the mid-major signings:


Ron Roberts (St. Joe’s)


RJ Hunter (Georgia State)
Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross)
Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
Corey Walden (Stetson/Eastern Kentucky)


Alex Hamilton (Louisiana Tech)
Vince Hunter (UTEP)
Julian Washburn (UTEP)
Wes Washpun (UNI)


DeAndre' Bembry (St. Joe’s)


Nathan Boothe (Toledo)
Chris Horton (Austin Peay)
Juwan Howard Jr. (Detroit)
Stefan Jankovic (Hawaii)
Shawn Jones (Middle Tennessee)
Chris Obekpa (UNLV)
David Walker (Northeastern)
Briante Weber (VCU)


John Brown (High Point)
Ramon Galloway (La Salle)
James Kelly (Marshall)
Goodluck Okonoboh (UNLV)
Joseph Uchebo (Charlotte)


Terry Allen (Richmond)
Joel Bolomboy (Weber State)
Quincy Ford (Northeastern)
JJ O'Brien (San Diego State)


Derrick Jones Jr. (UNLV)
Josh Hagins (Little Rock)


Ron Baker (Wichita State)
Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)
Marvelle Harris (Fresno State)


Xavier Munford (Rhode Island)
Larry Nance Jr. (Wyoming)


Kyle Collinsworth (BYU)
Isaiah Miles (St. Joe’s)
Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)


Patricio Garino (George Washington)
Jimmy Gavin (Winthrop)
Treveon Graham (VCU)
Stephen Zimmerman (UNLV)


Beau Beech (North Florida)
Josh Magette (UAH)


Dyshawn Pierre (Dayton)


Shevon Thompson (George Mason)


Tekele Cotton (Wichita State)
Chavaughn Lewis (Marist)


Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga)


Davion Berry (Weber State)
Alex Kirk (New Mexico)
Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State)
Quinton Upshur (Northern Arizona)
Fred Van Vleet (Wichita St.)


Bryon Allen (George Mason)
Richuan Holmes (Bowling Green)
Maodo Lo (Columbia)
Shawn Long (UL-Lafayette)
Javon McCrea (Buffalo)
James Nunnally (UC-Santa Barbara)
Kwame Vaughn (Cal State Fullerton)
James Webb III (Boise St.)
Christian Wood (UNLV)


Cady Lalanne (UMass)


Alec Brown (Green Bay)
Michael Bryson (UCSB)
Derek Cooke Jr. (Wyoming)
Alan Williams (UCSB)


Max Hooper (Oakland)
Marcus Lewis (Oral Roberts)
Cameron Payne (Murray State)
Reggie Williams (VMI)


A.J. English (Iona)
Mamadou Ndiaye (UCI)
Keifer Sykes (UWGB)
Thomas Walkup (SF Austin)