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Doug McDermott scores 31 points in second Summer League game

Updated: July 14, 2014 12:37PM

LAS VEGAS — An endorsement from Tony Snell doesn’t carry much weight outside Summer League ball, but after watching rookie Doug McDermott score 31 points on 7-for-12 shooting (5-for-9 from 3-point range), Snell offered up a warning of what’s to come from the
No. 11 overall pick.

“He’s going to be a threat. He’s really going to be a threat,” Snell said after the Bulls’ 103-76 victory Sunday against the Nuggets. “He’s just got to keep working hard, but he’s got a ceiling. He’s got a high ceiling.”

Snell tallied 23 points for the Bulls (2-0) in the victory, but the story was McDermott shaking off his opening-game nerves and doing what the Bulls drafted him to do: score.

“The game kind of slowed down out there for me,” McDermott said. “Just felt real comfortable. I wasn’t rushing things. This felt more like basketball, back to normal.”

Joe Cowley

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