NBA News: Wilbekin Looks to Make Jump to NBA

As a senior he led the Gators to a Final Four appearance…but now Scottie Wilbekin is hoping for much more as he pursues his dream of becoming an NBA player. And for Wilbekin that journey started in the NBA Summer League. Despite being undrafted, Wilbekin played for the Memphis Grizzlies in Orlando and during the Las Vegas Summer League he is playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.

While being on a summer league roster does not mean that you will be invited to training camp, Wilbekin has a great opportunity to showcase his talents for every other NBA team if he is not invited to camp by either the Grizzlies or 76ers.

So far in Summer League play Wilbekin has averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 assists a game, while logging around 20 minutes a game for both the Grizzlies and 76ers.  At first glance these stats are not eye opening, but Wilbekin hopes that it will be enough to help springboard him into a future job, whether it be in the NBA, NBA D-Leauge, or even overseas.

Here’s what Wilbekin had to say about the major differences about playing at the next level compared to his days in Gainesville.

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Kip Michalak is a former 3-sport collegiate athlete who has been covering the NBA as an Orlando Magic Insider for the past 3 seasons. Kip has also covered high school sports in Tampa Bay for 5 years. In addition to his basketball reporting Kip has covered a handful of major sporting events, which include: 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final 2016 NCAA Frozen Four 2016 Outback Bowl