From the Summit League to the NBA
Its not the most traveled path, but the course has been made for others to follow.
The path from the Summit League to the NBA isn’t a easy one, but there may be more players with NBA experience from the Summit League than you would expect.
The Summit League was established in 1982 and as it is in many non-manjor conferences, the landscape has changed over the years.
So some of the teams listed with the current players are not current members of the Summit League but at one time they were when the players were in competition in college.
Take a look at the names.
Tony Bennett – Green Bay
Keith Benson – Oakland
Bryce Drew – Valparaiso
Kevin Duckworth – Eastern Illinois
Winston Garland – Missouri State
George Hill – IUPUI
Jim Les – Cleveland State
Rawie Marshall – Oakland
Logan Vander Velden – Green Bay
Jeff Nordgaard – Green Bay
Clinton Smith – Cleveland State
Donald Whiteside – Northern Illinois
Nate Wolters – South Dakota State