Doug McDermott scores 31 points in second Summer League game
BY JOE COWLEY Staff Reporter July 13, 2014 9:48PM
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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.”