Hoiberg experiences first NBA setback and two former Cyclones make starts


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ISU coach Fred Hoiberg solemnly walks off the court after Iowa State fell to Kansas on Feb. 2 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. 

Garrett Kroeger

Four former ISU players and coaches took the floor once again on July 12 at the Las Vegas NBA Summer League.

The first former Cyclones to take the floor were Diante Garrett, Tyrus McGee and former ISU head coach Fred Hoiberg for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls took on the Toronto Raptors for their second game of the summer league.

Garrett tallied nine points, one rebound and three assists while McGee recorded four points and two rebounds in a losing effort to Toronto. The loss to Raptors marked the first loss of Hoiberg’s NBA coaching career.

Shortly following, ormer ISU guard DeAndre Kane jumped on the court with the Atlanta Hawks to take on the Golden State Warriors.

In the game against the Warriors, Kane put up eight points, three rebounds, and two assists in a one point win versus Golden State. That was the end for former Cyclone players on July 12.

This time on July 13, only two former ISU players suited up in Las Vegas and both made starts for their respective teams.

The first former Cyclone to start this summer league was Bryce Dejean-Jones with the New Orleans Pelicans. Dejean-Jones made his first start against the Brooklyn Nets and he did not disappoint.

In his first start with New Orleans, Dejean-Jones dropped 26 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two rebounds in a 89-83 win over Brooklyn.

The other former ISU player to make a summer league start on July 13 was Kane for the Hawks. In his start with the Hawks, Kane dropped seven points and two rebounds in a 84-74 loss to the NBA D-League select team.

The only former Cyclones to play on July 14 will be Hoiberg, Garrett, and McGee as they take on the Brooklyn Nets at 4.