ESPN 620 to broadcast two Suns Summer League games

Jul 3, 2018, 9:55 AM | Updated: 12:11 pm
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)...
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The 2018 NBA Draft’s top pick, Deandre Ayton, and the rest of the Phoenix Suns’ Las Vegas Summer League team will debut on ESPN 620 AM this Friday.

ESPN 620 AM will broadcast the first two games for the Summer Suns.

Phoenix opens play Friday at 6:30 p.m. against the Dallas Mavericks, whose roster includes second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

Luka Doncic, the third overall pick in 2018, is not expected to play for Dallas, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

The Suns then play Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against the Sacramento Kings, who boast second overall pick in the 2018 draft, Duke product Marvin Bagley III.

In addition to Ayton, the Suns’ roster also features rookies Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo and George King, as well as second-year pro Josh Jackson and third-year pro Dragan Bender.

Jon Bloom will be on the call for ESPN 620 AM, and’s Kellan Olson will be reporting from Las Vegas during the Suns’ run.

Phoenix’s first two games will also be televised on ESPN.

2018 Suns Vegas Summer League roster

Player Pos. Ht. Previous team
Deandre Ayton C 7-foot-1 Arizona
Josh Jackson F 6-foot-8 Kansas
Dragan Bender F 7-foot-1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Croatia)
Mikal Bridges SF 6-foot-7 Villanova
Jack Cooley F/C 6-foot-10 Notre Dame
Javonte Green G 6-foot-4 Radford
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-foot-6 Temple
Shaquille Harrison G 6-foot-4 Tulsa
George King SG 6-foot-6 Colorado
Emmet Naar PG 6-foot-1 St. Mary’s
Tai Odiase PF 6-foot-9 Tenerife (Spain)
Elie Okobo PG 6-foot-2 Pau-Orthez (France)
Alec Peters F 6-foot-9 Valparaiso
Davon Reed SG 6-foot-5 Miami

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