Durrell Summers

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Durrell Summers
No. 1 – Frayles de Guasave
Position Shooting guard
League CIBACOPA
Personal information
Born (1990-04-02) April 2, 1990 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Redford Covenant Christian
(Detroit, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2012 S.O.M. Boulonnais (France)
2012–2013 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2013 Trotamundos de Carabobo (Venezuela)
2013 Atomerőmű SE (Hungary)
2013 BC Körmend (Hungary)
2013–2014 Ironi Kiryat Ata (Israel 3rd)
2014–2015 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2015 Westchester Knicks (D-League)
2015 Rayos de Hermosillo (Mexico)
2015–2016 Deportivo Valdivia (Chile)
2016–present Frayles de Guasave (Mexico)
Career highlights and awards

Durrell Summers (born April 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Frayles de Guasave of the Mexican Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico (CIBACOPA). He played college basketball for Michigan State University. He has a tattoo of "Summer" on one arm and "Time" on the other, an ode to his nickname, "Summertime".

High school career[edit]

Summers attended Redford Covenant Christian high school and averaged 34.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and 4.0 steals as a senior. He led Redford Covenant to a 20-5 record and a spot in the Class D regional finals where they lost to Jackson Christian High School. In addition, Summers was the 2007 Detroit News All-State Dream Team selection and Associated Press Class D Player of the Year.[1]

College career[edit]

Summers played four years with the Michigan State Spartans from 2007–2011. As a junior during the 2009–10 season, Summers averaged 11.3 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field in 26.2 minutes per game. He had a career game on January 1, 2009 against Ohio State. Shooting 6/9 from the three-point line and 8/14 in field goals, Summers scored 26 points to help lead the Spartans over the Buckeyes.

Summers postponed entering the NBA draft after his junior year and stayed with the Spartans for a senior year. Tom Izzo's returning class with Summers and Kalin Lucas in addition to the incoming freshman class, had high expectations for the 2010–11 season. The Spartans were ranked #2 in the AP basketball polls.[2] During Summer's senior season, he averaged 11.6 points per game while shooting 38.7% from the field in 29 minutes per game. Summers majored in Sociology.

Professional career[edit]

In November 2011, Summers was drafted in the second round of the NBA Development League draft by the Maine Red Claws. A month later, he was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats. He recorded two points and one rebound in 10 minutes in two preseason games but was subsequently waived before the start of the 2011–12 season. He then returned to Maine. In January 2012, he left Maine and signed with S.O.M. Boulonnais of France but left in February after three games.

On November 2, 2012, Summers was drafted in the fourth round of the NBA Development League draft by the Santa Cruz Warriors. Three days later, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede.

In May 2013, Summers joined Trotamundos de Carabobo of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.

On September 13, 2013, Summers signed with the Wollongong Hawks of the Australian NBL.[3] However, due to personal circumstances, on October 3, he was released by the Hawks.[4] Later that month, he joined Atomerőmű SE of Hungary.[5] After three games, he was released and in November 2013, joined BC Körmend. He was then released by Körmend after just one game. In December 2013, he signed with Ironi Kiryat Ata of Israel where he played six games before being released in February 2014.

On October 24, 2014, Summers' D-League rights were traded by the Idaho Stampede to the Reno Bighorns.[6] He officially joined Reno on November 2, 2014.[7] On February 5, 2015, he was waived by the Bighorns. On February 13, he was acquired by the Westchester Knicks.[8] In April 2015, following the conclusion of the 2014–15 D-League season, he signed with Rayos de Hermosillo of Mexico for the rest of the 2015 CIBACOPA season.[9]

On November 2, 2015, Summers was reacquired by Westchester,[10] only to be waived by the team five days later.[11] On November 14, he signed with Deportivo Valdivia of the Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile.[12][13] On May 21, 2016, he left Valdivia and signed with Frayles de Guasave of the CIBACOPA.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 15 Durrell Summers
  2. ^ Spartans picked No. 2 in preseason AP poll, behind defending national champion Duke
  3. ^ Summertime comes to the Gong
  4. ^ NRE Hawks release Durrell Summers
  5. ^ Atomeromu SE Paks signs Durrell Summers
  6. ^ Bighorns Trade for Durrell Summers
  7. ^ BIGHORNS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER AFTER D-LEAGUE DRAFT
  8. ^ Westchester Knicks Acquire Two
  9. ^ Durrell Summers signs at Hermosillo
  10. ^ "Westchester Knicks Finalize 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Westchester Knicks Waive Four". OurSportsCentral.com. November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Durrell Summers se integra al CDV". DeportivoValdivia.cl (in Spanish). November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Una semana más de espera para la LNB". EconomiaYNegocios.cl (in Spanish). November 14, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Guasave lands Durrell Summers, ex CD Valdivia". LatinBasket.com. May 21, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 

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