DaJuan Summers

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DaJuan Summers
DaJuan Summers in 2006.jpg
Free agent
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1988-01-24) January 24, 1988 (age 28)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school McDonogh (Owings Mills, Maryland)
College Georgetown (2006–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
20092011 Detroit Pistons
2011 Montepaschi Siena
2011–2012 New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013 Maine Red Claws
2013 Los Angeles Clippers
2013–2014 Budivelnyk Kiev
2014–2015 Gran Canaria
2015 Westchester Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DaJuan Michael Summers (born (1988-01-24)January 24, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball at Georgetown University. In the 2009 NBA draft, he was drafted in the 2nd round (35th overall) by the Detroit Pistons.[1]

High school career[edit]

Summers attended the McDonogh School, a private school in Owings Mills, Maryland. As a junior in 2004–05, he averaged 20.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, helping McDonogh to a 23-6 record and to the MIAA A Conference final and a No. 5 ranking in the Baltimore Sun's final poll.[2]

As a senior in 2005–06, he averaged 29.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game, leading McDonogh to a 19-6 overall record. He finished his high school career with 1,502 points and a two-time Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Player of the Year (junior and senior).[2]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Collison was listed as the No. 9 small forward and the No. 23 player in the nation in 2006.[3]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Georgetown, Summers was named to the 2007 Big East All-Rookie team. In 37 games, he averaged 9.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.[2]

In his sophomore season, he was a second team All-District 4 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In 33 games, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.[2]

In his junior season, he played 31 games, averaging 13.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game.[4]

On March 30, 2009, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[5]

Professional career[edit]

On June 25, 2009, Summers was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. In July 2009, he joined the Pistons for the 2009 NBA Summer League. In August 2009, he signed a multi-year deal with the Pistons.[6] In July 2010, he re-joined the Pistons for the 2010 NBA Summer League.

On July 3, 2011, he signed a two-year deal with Montepaschi Siena of Italy.[7] On October 30, 2011, he parted ways with Siena after just four games.[8]

On December 9, 2011, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets.[9] On February 7, 2012, he was waived by the Hornets.[10]

In September 2012, Summers signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[11] However, he was later waived by the Bobcats on October 27, 2012.[12]

On December 3, 2012, Summers was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[13] On February 4, 2013, Summers was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[14]

On March 15, 2013, Summers signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] On March 25, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers.[16] On April 4, 2013, he signed with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.[17] On July 9, 2013, Summers was waived by the Clippers.[18]

On July 31, 2013, Summers signed a one-year deal with Budivelnyk Kiev of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague.[19] He sent his family home from Kiev due to political unrest in Ukraine, but stayed to finish the season.[20]

In July 2014, Summers joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[21] On August 12, 2014, he signed with Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB.[22]

On September 22, 2015, Summers signed with the New York Knicks.[23] However, he was later waived by the Knicks on October 23 after appearing in four preseason games.[24] On November 2, he was acquired by the Westchester Knicks as an affiliate player of New York.[25] On November 23, he was named the D-League's Performer of the Week for games played Thursday, November 12, through Sunday, November 22. The honor marked the first of the 2015–16 season and the first in Westchester Knicks history.[26] The following day, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left Achilles tendon injury, an injury he suffered on November 20 in the final two minutes of the team's win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce[27] and was waived on November 24.[28] In three games, Summers led the Knicks to a 3–0 start and averaged 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Detroit 44 0 9.2 .354 .357 .711 1.0 .4 .2 .2 3.0
2010–11 Detroit 22 1 9.0 .406 .429 .450 .5 .1 .1 .0 3.4
2011–12 New Orleans 15 6 13.9 .431 .313 .778 1.5 .7 .5 .0 4.5
2012–13 L.A. Clippers 2 0 3.5 .250 .000 .000 1.0 .5 .0 .0 1.0
Career 83 7 9.9 .384 .367 .642 1.0 .3 .2 .1 3.3

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Montepaschi Siena 1 1 18.4 .500 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 4.0 .0
2013–14 Budivelnyk Kiev 10 8 27.8 .426 .222 .806 4.6 1.0 1.5 .6 12.3 12.5
Career 11 9 26.9 .436 .222 .806 4.3 .9 1.4 .5 11.5 11.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA.com: DRAFT 2009". NBA.com. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "DaJuan Summers Bio". GUHoyas.com. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "DaJuan Summers Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "DaJuan Summers Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "DaJuan Summers Declares for NBA Draft". BleacherReport.com. March 30, 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Detroit Pistons sign 2009 draft picks DaJuan Summers and Jonas Jerebko". Sportando.com. August 7, 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Montepaschi announces former Pistons DaJuan Summers". Sportando.com. July 3, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Montepaschi Siena and DaJuan Summers part ways". Sportando.com. October 30, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hornets add nine players to training camp". HoopsHype.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "New Orleans Hornets waive G Squeaky Johnson, G/F DaJuan Summers". NOLA.com. February 7, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bobcats add Jeff Adrien, Paris Horne, Josh Owens, DaJuan Summers to training camp". HoopsHype.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bobcats waive Josh Owens and DaJuan Summers". HoopsHype.com. October 27, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ "RED CLAWS ACQUIRE DAJUAN SUMMERS". NBA.com. December 3, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced". NBA.com. February 4, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ "DAJUAN SUMMERS SIGNED TO A 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 15, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "DAJUAN SUMMERS SIGNED TO A SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 25, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "DAJUAN SUMMERS SIGNED FOR REST OF SEASON". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Clippers waive forward DaJuan Summers". InsideHoops.com. July 9, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ "BUDIVELNIK signs Summers at forward". Euroleague.net. July 31, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ Ellis, Vince (July 13, 2014). "Former Piston DaJuan Summers had 'humbling' experience in Ukraine". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "DaJuan Summers signs with Gran Canaria". Sportando.com. August 12, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Knicks Sign Travis Trice and DaJuan Summers". NBA.com. September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Knicks Waive Five Players". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Westchester Knicks Finalize 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ "DaJuan Summers Wins Performer of the Week". NBA.com. November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "DaJuan Summers Suffers Season-Ending Injury". NBA.com. November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  28. ^ "2015-2016 Westchester Knicks Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

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