TCU grads and former basketball program members JD Miller and Alex Robinson have been invited to participate in the G League Player Invitational, and opportunity to earn a roster spot in the NBA’s developmental league.
Miller, a forward, spent his summer playing on various semi-pro teams, but earns an invite based off of his stellar four year collegiate career at TCU. The 6’8” forward averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last season and 8.2 points and 4.5 rebounds over the course of his career. He shot just under 30% from deep over his career, and that’s an area that the G League will give him a chance to further develop.
Alex Robinson earned a Summer League invite from the Sacramento Kings after averaging 11.2 points and 6.3 assists per game last season. Though he played sparingly for the Kings this summer, he had an impressive debut - hitting his only shot attempt while dropping five assists in just eight minutes of play. Though he was streaky in his professional debut, he did enough in showcasing his court vision and handles to draw the interest of the NBA’s developmental arm.
50 collegiate players earned a spot in the invitational. Cam Lard, formerly of Iowa State, is the only other player from the Big 12, though four players that played collegiately in Texas will make the trip, including SMU’s Jahmal Murray. The event will be held in Chicago beginning on Friday, when any hopeful will be given a chance to play in two 36 minute games. After that, those that impress will be invited to play in further contests alongside the 50 invitees. According to G League representatives, “this event will challenge NBA G League hopefuls, vying to receive a contract for the NBA G League Draft in October, to showcase their skills via full-court games for NBA G League player personnel, executives, coaches and industry scouts.”
Following the invitational, prospects can also participate in local tryouts across the country. The G League Draft is held in October.