How 7 Vols fared in their first NBA exhibition games

Celtics F Grant Williams / Credit: NBA Media Central

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

How about one college basketball team, not named Kentucky or Duke, seeing four of it’s starting five advance to the NBA in one season.

That’s happened with the University of Tennessee, courtesy of three draft picks and one signed undrafted free agent.

Because of this rookie class of Vols, UT’s presence in the NBA more than doubled, from 3 to 7, elevating fan interest in the NBA to heights we haven’t seen in many years.

As I do with VFLs in the NFL, I’ll track Vols in the association all season long as well.

Below are the stats and some highlights of UT players in their first exhibition games entering the 2019-2020 season.

 

Grant Williams – Boston Celtics

Win vs. Charlotte Hornets
18 minutes
5 points
2-of-7 FGs
0-of-3 in 3FGs
1-of-2 FTs
9 rebounds
2 assists
2 turnovers
1 steal
1 block
5 fouls
+14
Next exhibition game: vs. Orlando 10/11
Celtics season opener: at 76ers, Wed. 10/23 at 7:30pm (ESPN)

 

Admiral Schofield – Washington Wizards

Loss vs. New York Knicks
19 minutes
0 points
0-of-6 FGs
0-of-4 in 3-pt FGs
6 rebounds
1 assist
2 turnovers
4 fouls
-17
Next exhibition game: vs. Guangzhau Long-Lions 10/9
Wizards season opener: at Dallas, Wed. 10/23 at 8:30pm

 

Jordan Bone – Detroit Pistons

Loss vs. Orlando Magic
2 minutes
1 point
0-of-1 FGs
0-of-1 in 3FGs
1-of-1 FTs
1 turnover
1 foul
-13
Next exhibition game: vs. Dallas 10/9
Pistons season opener: at Indiana, Wed. 10/23 at 7pm

 

Kyle Alexander – Miami Heat

Win vs. San Antonio Spurs
Did Not Play
Next exhibition game: at Charlotte 10/9
Heat season opener: vs. Memphis, Wed. 10/23 at 7:30pm

 

Josh Richardson – Philadelphia 76ers

Wun vs. Guangzhau Long-Lions
Started
21 minutes
16 points
6-of-9 FGs
3-of-5 in 3FGs
1-of-1 FTs
3 assists
2 steals
1 foul
+34
Next exhibition game: at Charlotte 10/11
76ers season opener: vs. Celtics, Wed. 10/23 at 7:30pm (ESPN)

 

Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers

Wun vs. Guangzhau Long-Lions
Started
20 minutes
7 points
3-of-6 FGs
0-of-2 in 3FGs
1-of-2 FTs
9 rebounds
4 assists
1 steal
2 fouls
+36
Next exhibition game: at Charlotte 10/11
76ers season opener: vs. Celtics, Wed. 10/23 at 7:30pm (ESPN)

 

Jordan McRae – Washington Wizards

Loss vs. New York Knicks
20 minutes
12 points
5-of-11 FGs
1-of-4 in 3FG
1-of-1 FTs
3 rebounds
3 blocks
1 foul
+2
Next exhibition game: vs. Guangzhau Long-Lions 10/9
Wizards season opener: at Dallas, Wed. 10/23 at 8:30pm


Here are some highlights of the VFLs.


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