The 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night might have come and gone without an Ohio State player being selected, something that last happened in 2006, but two former Buckeyes are already taking the next steps toward their NBA dreams.
Forward LaQuinton Ross and guard Aaron Craft have each agreed to take part in the 2014 NBA Summer League – Ross with the Los Angeles Lakers and Craft with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors, according to multiple reports.
The NBA Summer League is scheduled to take place in Orlando from July 5 to 11 and in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21, allowing players such as Craft to take part in both leagues for separate teams.
While Ross and Craft were invited to play in the NBA Summer League, the mere invitation does not guarantee them a contract for any NBA team. Rather, it will give each player a further chance to show off their skills against other rookies and undrafted free agents in an attempt to earn a contract with an NBA team heading into training camp.
According to the NBA Summer League website, both the Orlando and Las Vegas leagues will be televised on NBA TV, starting July 5.