Lonzo Ball has been named the MVP of the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, according to the NBA. Ball will sit out the tournament’s championship game with cramps, but still took home the big award of the tournament and is the first member of the Los Angeles Lakers to ever be named summer league MVP.
Ball averaged 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and a Las Vegas-leading 9.3 assists while swiping 2.5 steals in summer league. Ball was named to the tournament’s first-team as well.
Fittingly given how often the two hooked up in transition and on outlet passes, Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma joined Ball among the tournament honorees, making the second-team in Las Vegas. Kuzma averaged 20.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while knocking down 45 percent of his 3-pointers in Las Vegas.
The Lakers were the only team with two players among the All NBA Summer League teams. You can see the rest of the honorees below, courtesy of the NBA:
MGM Resorts All-NBA Summer League First Team
Lonzo Ball (LAL)
John Collins (ATL)
Josh Jackson (PHX)
Dennis Smith Jr. (DAL)
Caleb Swanigan (POR)
MGM Resorts All-NBA Summer League Second Team
Cheick Diallo (NOP)
Bryn Forbes (SAS)
Kyle Kuzma (LAL)
Wayne Selden Jr. (MEM)
Jayson Tatum (BOS)
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