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OD Anosike To Play For Boston Celtics In NBA Summer League
- Updated: June 28, 2014
Game 1: OD did not log any minutes
Game 2: 15 minutes played , no pts, 4 rebounds, 1 steal.
Game 3: 1 point 1 rebound in 1 minute of action
Game 4: 4 rebounds 2 steals & 2 blocks in 19:27 of action in a 76-67 win
Game 5: Breakout performance with a double-double of 13 PTS (6-7 FG), 10 REB (7 OFF) in 18 minutes of action.
Former Siena Saint OD Anosike has been added to the roster for the Boston Celtics for NBA Summer League in Orlando. Anosike recently concluded his rookie pro season playing for VL Pesaro of the Italian SerieA, one of Europe’s top rated leagues. The Celtics will open up Summer League play on Saturday July 5th at 11 am vs. the Miami Heat. The Celtics roster will be headlined by 2014 first round draft picks Marcus Smart, the Oklahoma State guard whom the Celtics selected No. 6 overall this year, and James Young, the Kentucky guard whom they selected 17th.
“I’m elated about the opportunity,” said Anosike. ”The Celtics are a historic franchise with a rich tradition and I’m happy to be invited. This is another step in the right direction for my career, whether it’s in the NBA or in Europe. I just couldnt be more humbled and thankful for this chance.”
In 30 games with Pesaro, Anosike averaged 14.3 points and a league-leading 13.1 rebounds along with 1.2 steals per game. As a rookie standout he was named to the Italian SerieA All-Star Game. At the conclusion of the season in Italy he also competed in the playoffs for Strasbourg IG of the ProA , the top league in France.
In addition to the July 5th opener, the Celtics will face the Indiana Pacers on Monday, July 7th at 3 pm, the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, July 9th at 7 pm and the Orlando Magic on Thursday July 10th at 5 pm. Games will be televised on NBA TV and carried live on NBA.com and the NBA Game Time app.
“I’m blessed that my team (VL Pesaro) would like to resign me for next season, so that’s definitely an option. Other high level teams in Europe have reached out, so those are viable options as well. Lastly, a few NBA teams have expressed interest, so we will see what happens. I’m just thankful to be in a position where I have options to choose from. It’s going to be an exciting summer.”
The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11, 2014. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers.
Each team will play five games over the seven-day event, with a championship day being played on the final day of the league. A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with eight points awarded each game based on: four points for winning the game and one point for winning a quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.