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Mizzou in NBA Summer League: Updates, News, and Notes

Mizzou Links for Thursday, July 6

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In Day 2 of the NBA Summer League, former Mizzou Tigers D’Moi Hodge and Dru Smith were both in action on Wednesday night from the California Classic.

In a 109-99 loss against the Spurs, Hodge logged 18:27 and scored eight points with two rebounds and one block.

Hodge’s first three pointer of the game gave the Lakers their first lead of the game, 25-23 with 2:13 remaining in the 1st quarter. Highlights from ABC17’s Chanel Porter:

Up next for Hodge and the Lakers: Friday night against the Warriors in Las Vegas (10:00 p.m. CST on ESPN)

Meanwhile, Dru Smith got the start for the Miami Heat in a 95-83 loss to the Kings. In 21:13 of playing time, Smith scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, and three steals.

Up next for Smith and the Heat: Saturday afternoon against the Celtics (2:00 p.m. CST on NBATV).

On Saturday night, 1st-round draft pick Kobe Brown will make his Clippers Summer League debut against the Jazz (9:00 p.m. CST on ESPN2).

The Athletic’s Law Murray had tons of great coverage on Kobe from Wednesday’s media session.

Xavier Moon and Jason Preston have praised Kobe’s high energy:

Video clip of Kobe from practice:

In his press conference, Brown stated that he would like to emulate his game as a Draymond Green type player:

Brown will be wearing No. 21 in the Summer League to honor his mentor Kelly McCarty. He also had connections with Clippers SG Terance Mann — who was also coached under Dennis Gates and Charlton Young at Florida State.

According to Dahntay Jones (Clippers Summer League coach) — look for Kobe Brown to be playing at the power forward and center positions.

And if you need a refresher, here’s the full schedule featuring the former Mizzou Tigers that are playing in the NBA Summer League:

Onto the links. M-I-Z!

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