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Old 08-14-2006, 08:52 PM   #1
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Rookie Rankings - Summer League '06 Edition
By Brad Friedman

And so begins a new season of Rookie Rankings. A new class of young men will be judged for the better part of the next year, all the way up to the Rookie of the Year annoucement. So who has the inside track on the award? NBA.com sifted through all the statistics of the four NBA summer leagues and ranked the rookies based on their July play.

Summer League Rookie Rankings

1. RANDY FOYE, G, MINNESOTA

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
32.8 24.8 4.2 2.2 2.2 0.4 .530 .375 .868
Foye took league MVP honors at the Vegas Summer League, averaging 24.8 points on .530 shooting in five games, while bringing tears to the eyes of Minnesota homer and NBA TV's Rick Kamla. Foye was virtually unstoppable, showing "star-like quality" according to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and getting to the hole whenever he wanted.
2. BRANDON ROY, G, PORTLAND

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
26.4 19.0 3.4 3.6 0.6 0.4 .647 .667 .694
In Vegas, Roy averaged 19.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting incredible .647 from the field in five games. According to Kamla, Roy "has a vibe, a poise, and an aura that screams star."
3. ADAM MORRISON, F, CHARLOTTE

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
29.2 24.6 2.6 2.0 0.2 0.4 .398 .286 .925
Morrison lit up the Pepsi Pro Summer League to the tune of 24.6 points per game, getting to the line over 10 times per contest. However, he collected just 13 rebounds and one steal in nearly 146 minutes, giving Roy the edge at No. 2.
4. MARCUS WILLIAMS, G, NEW JERSEY

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
32.4 16.6 3.4 9.3 1.0 0.2 .456 .556 .840
Williams may indeed be worthy of the label of Jason Kidd's future successor at point guard. Averaging 16.6 points and 9.3 assists, and knocking down 10-of-18 three-pointers in Orlando, NBA brass walked away quite impressed.
5. TYRUS THOMAS, F, CHICAGO

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
27.0 16.2 7.0 2.1 1.0 1.4 .444 .167 .632
Thomas was among the top players in Orlando's Pepsi Pro Summer League, averaging 16.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 blocks. He saw action at small forward as well as the four spot, drew fouls, crashed the offensive glass, and made his presence felt with his outstanding athleticism and energy.
6. RONNIE BREWER, G, UTAH

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
25.5 16.0 2.7 1.8 1.6 0.5 .563 .667 .710
It didnt matter he came off the bench four of six games. Brewer finished third in the Rocky Mountain Revue in scoring (16.0 ppg) and field goal percentage (.563), and fourth in steals ( 1.7). He was named to the All-Revue team.
7. ANDREA BARGNANI, F, TORONTO

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
26.2 13.2 3.8 0.6 0.4 1.0 .467 .353 .857
Bargnani wasn't "the man" in Italy, nor did he try to be that guy in Vegas. Nevertheless, Bargnani put up respectable numbers, including a pair of 20-plus point performances. If it wasn't for an eight-minute game in his final performance, his averages would be higher.
8. MAURICE AGER, G, DALLAS

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
31.0 20.0 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 .444 .471 .800
Ager played three games in Vegas and finished fifth in the league in scoring (20.0 ppg). Unfortunately, that's all he really did on the stat sheet, and for that reason, you don't see his name higher on this list.
9. JORDAN FARMAR, G, LOS ANGELES LAKERS

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
31.3 16.1 3.0 4.4 1.7 0.3 .520 .261 .725
Farmar was the Lakers' go-to guy at the Southern California Summer Pro League, and he responded with a 16.1 points per game scoring average on .520 field goal percentage. Throw in 4.4 assists per game for good measure and you have a point guard who could compete for playing time on the Lakers next season.
10. LaMARCUS ALDRIDGE, F, PORTLAND

MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
33.0 11.6 6.6 2.2 1.0 1.8 .479 .000 .867
Aldridge's stat line in Vegas won't blow you away, but his overall performance there was solid nonetheless. His best game was his last: 19 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. the Suns. He tied for second in the league in blocks ( 1.8 bpg).
NOTEWORTHY


In Vegas, Rockets forward Steve Novak posted 16.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. ... Cleveland guard Shannon Brown, seeing action at point guard, posted 14.0 points on .500 shooting, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. ... New Orleans/Oklahoma City forward Hilton Armstrong recorded 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in three outings. ... Boston point guard Rajon Rondo did just about everything: 10.4 points on .564 shooting, 4.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals. ... Detroit center Cheikh Samb showed promise with a 1.8 blocks per game average. ... Kings guard Quincy Douby tallied 13.3 points per game while undrafted teammate Louis Amundson registered 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. ... Celtics undrafted free agent Allan Ray poured in 14.4 points in 25.2 minutes per game. ... Warriors big man Patrick O'Bryant averaged 9.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while often finding himself in foul trouble.

At the Rocky Mountain Revue, Seattle center Saer Sene led the league with 3.75 blocks per game. ... Sixers Rodney Carney and undrafted free agent Steven Smith averaged 16.7 points and 15.7 points per game, respectively. Smith and Jazz forward Paul Millsap earned All-Tournament honors. Millsap averaged 9.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.

At the Southern California Summer League, Lakers rookie guard J.R. Pinnock posted an impressive 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. ... Memphis saw flashes out of their three rookies: guard Kyle Lowry (19 points, 8 rebounds vs. the Wizards), center Alexander Johnson (25 points and 13 rebounds vs. the Mavs), forward Rudy Gay (21 points and 10 against vs. the Mavs).

In Orlando at the Pepsi Pro Summer League, Bulls swingman Thabo Sefolosha averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game in two contests. ... Indiana guard James White had a solid showing as well, averaging 12.4 points and converting 5-of-8 three-pointers and 25-of-28 free throws. ... Nets center Josh Boone averaged 7.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Got beef with our rankings or have a comment or question for us? Send us an
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SUMMER LEAGUE ACTION

Randy Foye
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Brandon Roy
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Andrea Bargnani
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Ronnie Brewer
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Looking pretty good for Roy so far. I would have expected Aldridge to be in the top 5.
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hopefully by the start of next season he is a 82 game starter and zach is gone wit darius...haha
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lamarcus has to gain 25lbs if not more if he wants to be a dominate pf
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I'll take Roy over Foye.....look at Roy's fg % incredible!!!
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hell yeah, roy is the complete package, but foye is more of an allen iverson type of a players
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