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2013 NBA Summer League Rosters: the Big East players, including D.J. Kennedy, Moe Harkless

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Fourteen players from teams in the current Big East will play on NBA Summer League rosters.

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Fourteen players from teams in the current Big East - and 21 from the teams that left the Big East or are part of the American Athletic Conference - will participate in the NBA Summer Leagues, beginning today in Orlando and July 12th for teams that will play in the Las Vegas Summer League (a curiosity - most teams pick one summer league to play in; the Miami Heat will be playing in both Orlando and Las Vegas).

The players all hope to attract the attention of the team they are playing for, showing enough positives to fit on a roster at the end of the bench with a chance to move up as players falter. Others know that they're playing for the attentions of European teams and/ or keeping their names in the forefront of GMs for mid-season fill-ins.

The Las Vegas Summer League rosters have not been published in their entirety, so this list is continuous and subject to reordering.

St. John's has the closest thing to a slumming superstar on a Summer League roster. Maurice Harkless is a part of the Orlando Magic's plans, but will play a bit in the Summer League, likely to work on his offense. From the new Big East, Marquette's presence on NBA Summer League rosters is deep and diverse, with at least six players competing in the two summer leagues.

Providence's ace passer Vincent Council gets some run with NBA Champion Miami, as does St. John's star (and D-League champion) D.J. Kennedy. Kennedy, in particular, has played well in a level just below the NBA, and is looking for a real shot. Xavier and Butler both have big men on rosters - just-graduated center Andrew Smith from Butler gets to run with the Oklahoma City Thunder, while Kenny Frease of Xavier gets to show Milwaukee what he has.

The Hoyas have a trio of ex-players getting some run - big man Henry Sims, wing/ forward Partick Ewing Jr., and guard Chris Wright.

Player NCAA Team NBA Team
Andrew Smith Butler Oklahoma City
Chris Wright Georgetown Brooklyn
Patrick Ewing Jr. Georgetown Charlotte
Henry Sims Georgetown Charlotte
Darius Johnson-Odom Marquette Boston
Vander Blue Marquette Houston
Junior Cadougan Marquette Milwaukee
Dwight Buycks Marquette Oklahoma City
Trent Lockett Marquette Sacramento
Jerel McNeal Marquette Utah
Vincent Council Providence Miami
D.J. Kennedy St. John's Miami
Maurice Harkless St. John's Orlando
Kenny Frease Xavier Milwaukee

And from the old Big East, Syracuse's Michael-Carter Williams and Fab Melo look for their places on their rosters (both under guaranteed deals), while the other Orange try to get noticed.

Oklahoma City seems to have watched a lot of Big East basketball before crafting this roster... maybe exposure means something for post-collegiate professional chances.

Player NCAA Team NBA Team
Andre Drummond Connecticut Detroit
Jeremy Lamb Connecticut Oklahoma City
Peyton Siva Louisville Detroit
Kyle Kuric Louisville Oklahoma City
Tim Abromaitis Notre Dame Boston
Carleton Scott Notre Dame Brooklyn
Jack Cooley Notre Dame Houston
Ben Hansbrough Notre Dame Indiana
Gary McGhee Pittsburgh Golden State
Steven Adams Pittsburgh Oklahoma City
Solomon Jones South Florida Charlotte
Dominique Jones South Florida Milwaukee
Ron Anderson South Florida Oklahoma City
Fab Melo Syracuse Boston
Brandon Triche Syracuse Charlotte
James Southerland Syracuse Golden State
Jonny Flynn Syracuse Indiana
Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse Philadelphia
James Southerland Syracuse Philadelphia
Rick Jackson Syracuse Utah