GOSHEN — Former Goshen College basketball great Errick McCollum II is part of the Denver Nuggets’ NBA Summer League roster.
Twenty-four of the NBA’s 30 teams are represented in the Las Vegas league with games slated to take place July 11-21. A one-week league in Orlando wraps up July 11.
NBA TV is slated to telecast 38 of the Las Vegas games live, including Nugget games Saturday, July 12 (6 p.m. vs. Toronto) and Sunday, July 13 (8 p.m. vs. Chicago), plus others on a tape-delay basis.
Summer league players typically include, but are not restricted to, individuals taken in the most recent NBA draft and other non-established players trying to maintain or earn spots on NBA rosters. There are about 440 players on summer league rosters this year.
McCollum, 26, is GC’s all-time scoring leader with 2,789 points (Eric Walsh is second at 2,277) and was an NAIA Division II All-American his senior season of 2009-10, when he averaged 25.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.5 blocks. One of his dunks became a YouTube hit that season.
A 6-foot-2 guard, McCollum led a professional Greek league in scoring during the 2013-14 season.
His younger brother, ex-Lehigh star CJ, played for Portland this past season and is on the Trail Blazers’ summer roster.