Ex-Michigan basketball players Darius Morris, Manny Harris, Courtney Sims to play in NBA Summer League
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According to a report from the Big Ten Network, former Michigan players Darius Morris, Manny Harris and Courtney Sims will all participate in the Las Vegas event, which runs from July 13-22.
Morris is the only former Wolverine at the event with a formal NBA contract, as he recently signed a one-year extension to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The former UM point guard played sparingly for the Lakers as a rookie last season.
Harris, meanwhile, is currently in the process of looking for a new home after being released from the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. He's scheduled to play with the Houston Rockets in the Las Vegas league.
The 6-foot-11 Sims will be a member of the Memphis Grizzlies' squad this summer. The former Michigan center (2003-07) has played in five career NBA games since leaving Ann Arbor.
Sims was named the 2008-09 NBA Development League Player of the Year as a member of the Iowa Energy. He also spent portions of last season with the energy, and was named the NBADL All-Star Game's most valuable player.
The NBA Summer League is an event that gives teams a chance to further develop young talent or recent draft choices. It also allows young free agents a chance to showcase their skills in hopes of landing a roster spot for the next season.
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