Suns’ Jalen Smith named to All-Summer League First Team

Aug 18, 2021, 10:03 AM | Updated: 11:00 am
Jalen Smith #10 of the Phoenix Suns passes the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Lakers dur...
Jalen Smith #10 of the Phoenix Suns passes the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on Aug. 8 (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns 2020 first-round pick Jalen Smith was named All-Summer League First Team, after an impressive couple of weeks in Las Vegas.

The No. 10 overall pick from a year ago recorded four straight double-doubles in competition, averaging 16.3 points and 12.5 rebounds.

The Suns went 2-3 during Summer League play that featured wins over the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. Smith was instrumental in those victories, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 boards against the Nuggets and having 17 and 12 against the Blazers.

Smith didn’t play in the Suns Summer League finale, but made an impact in the four games he did play. He was the the leading scorer for Phoenix in three of them and led the team on the glass in all four games.

Davion Mitchell and Cam Thomas were named co-MVPs of the tournament.

Here is the rest of the All-Summer League first and second team selections:

First team

Jalen Johnson, Atlanta Hawks

Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings

Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

Payton Pritchard, Boston Celtics

Cam Thomas, Brooklyn Nets

Obi Toppin, New York Knicks

Second team

Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons

Luka Garza, Detroit Pistons

Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

Paul Reed, Philadelphia 76ers

Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls

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