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Ex-Arizona Wildcats guard Lyons to play in NBA Summer League

Mark Lyons will be matched against former UCLA nemesis Larry Drew Jr. in his first NBA Summer League game on Saturday night

Mark Lyons will be matched against former UCLA nemesis Larry Drew Jr. in his first NBA Summer League game on Saturday night

Former Arizona point guard Mark Lyons has found a spot in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League with the Toronto Raptors.

All of the 22 teams competing in the Las Vegas Summer League have officially announced their rosters. Former UA forward Kevin Parrom is not listed on any of them. Former UA power forward Jesse Perry, who averaged 21.6 points and 9.1 rebounds a game in 24 games for a professional team in Lebanon, was also not added to a Las Vegas roster.

Other potential former Wildcats who will not play in Las Vegas include point guard Josiah Turner (who played professionally in Canada this season) and shooting guard Kyle Fogg (who spent most of the season with Houston’s D-League affiliate).

Lamont “MoMo” Jones, who transferred from Arizona to Iona after his sophomore season, will play for Boston in Las Vegas.

Lyons is one of eight rookies listed on Toronto’s roster. The Raptors started practice in Las Vegas today.

Their first game is Saturday night against Miami at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas & Mack. Lyons will be matched against former UCLA nemesis Larry Drew Jr. in that game. Drew and former Oregon center Michael Dunigan are with the Heat summer league team.

Here’s a current list of the Pac-12 players slated to be in Las Vegas:

Charlotte
Abdul Gaddy, Washington

Chicago
Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Washington

Cleveland
Carrick Felix, ASU
Cory Higgins, Colorado

Dallas
Dewayne Dedmon, USC

L.A. Clippers
Derrick Low, Washington State
Jerome Randle, California

L.A. Lakers
Renaldo Woolridge, USC

Memphis
Tony Wroten, Washington

Miami
Larry Drew, UCLA
Michael Dunigan, Oregon

Milwaukee
Scott Suggs, Washington

Minnesota
Shabazz Muhammad. UCLA

NBA D-League Select
Kyle Weaver, Washington State

New Orleans
Josh Owens, Stanford
Jon Brockman, Washington

Philadelphia
Arsalan Kazemi, Oregon
Brock Motum, Washington State

Phoenix
Thomas Abercrombie, Washington State

Portland
Allen Crabbe, California

Sacramento
Jorge Gutierrez, California

San Antonio
Aron Baynes, Washington State

Toronto
Mark Lyons, Arizona

WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes blogs for Lindy’s College Sports, TucsonCitizen.com and Sports Illustrated-sponsored site ZonaZealots.com.



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