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Former Gophers Contribute During Summer League

Austin Hollins and Mo Walker both played this year

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

When we last left summer league, the teams had not yet gone to Vegas. Now, with the NBA Summer League finished, let's quickly look back on how former Gophers performed. Austin Hollins and Mo Walker both made Summer League teams. Hollins played for Brooklyn, perhaps due in part to his father being the head coach of the Nets. Walker played for Orlando Blue.

Hollins played in nine Summer League games. The former shooting guard/small forward came off the bench for eight of them and made contributions for his team. Hollins finished Summer League with a line of 5.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game while averaging 17 minutes of action. His best games were against Philadelphia and New Orleans. Against Philly, Hollins had 13 points on 4-5 shooting from 3pt range, and added 4 rebounds and two assists. Hollins remains more of a defensive minded player, but getting a shot in the current NBA is possible for a player if they're a 3 and D guy.

Walker played only three games early in Summer League action. The center finished started one, and played an average of 19 minutes a game. He averaged 7.3 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist during league play. It is unlikely at this stage that Walker will land with an NBA team, but he should have a few seasons playing in Europe if he wishes.