Notable Players Drafted in 2017 NBA G League Draft
Published on October 21, 2017
Eric Stuteville, Pick No. 1, Northern Arizona Suns
With the top pick in the draft the Suns took a chance on the talented big man Stuteville. The 6’11” Northern California native attended Sacramento State where he scored 1,013 points, a school record for the center position. Stuteville spent time with the Sacramento Kings in the 2017 Summer League.
Brother of the Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Rahlir played for the Detroit Pistons in the 2017 Summer League. Rahlir has previous G League experience as he had a stint with the Delware 87ers in 2014.
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Scott Machado, Pick No. 10, South Bay Lakers
After setting the all-time assists record at Iona in his collegiate career, Machado signed with the Houston Rockets in 2012. He would dress in six games that year for the Rockets. Since his brief NBA stint, Machado has played for BC Kalev/Cramo of Estonia, EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany, and ICL Manresa in Spain.
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Kris Jenkins, Pick No. 14, Sioux Falls Skyforce
Jenkins is well-known for the NCAA Championship game-winning shot that he hit to propel Villanova over North Carolina, but he will now try to establish himself in the G League. The Skyforce are getting a distinguished college player. In four years and over 145 games with Villanova, Jenkins averaged 9.5 points per game while shooting over 37 percent from behind the arc.
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Tyler Harris, Pick No. 25, Agua Caliente Clippers
Tyler is the brother of Pistons forward, Tobias Harris. Tyler's best collegiate season came in his senior year when he averaged 13.9 points per game with Auburn. After not being picked in the 2016 NBA Draft, Tyler decided to play for Paris-Levallois Basket in France. He averaged 7.9 points and 3.5 rebounds as a rookie in the French League.
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Tony Parker, Pick No. 27, Iowa Wolves
Parker, a four year player for UCLA, finished sixth on the all-time games played list. He averaged 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with the Bruins.
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Tony Wroten, Pick No. 49, Rio Grand Valley Vipers
Wroten is a seasoned NBA veteran playing in 145 games over a four year span. From 2012 through 2015 he played for both the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. In 2016, he spent time with the Texas Legends. Wroten will look to get back into the NBA by impressing with the Vipers.
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Derrick Nix, Pick No. 90, Windy City Bulls
Nix played four years at Michigan State and bounced around to several foreign leagues after his tenure with the Spartans was over. He has experience with VEF Rīga and BK Ventspils of Latvia and Orléans Loiret Basket of France. He also spent time with the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League in 2015.