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Cam Thomas named Co-MVP of NBA Summer League

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Add Co-MVP and First Team All Summer League accolades to Cam Thomas’ resume’. Already the leading scorer in Las Vegas, Thomas the Kings’ Davion Mitchell were named Co-MVP’s of the league Wednesday.

Thomas, taken at No. 27 in the NBA Draft, and Mitchell, a lottery pick at No. 9, tied in media voting for the most valuable player. Both were also named to the first team All-Summer League. Thomas, out of LSU, is 19; Mitchell, part of the Baylor national champion squad, is 22.

Thomas averaged 27.0 points per game, hitting 2.3 3-pointers with shooting splits of 42/36/85 and 56.7 percent true shooting efficiency. He led the league in scoring with the third highest scoring average for a rookie in league history. His 36 points vs. the Wizards was the highest single game total in Las Vegas since 2018.

Mitchell, seen as the best defender in the 2021 Draft averaged 10.8 points to go along with 5.8 assists and 42/47/29 shooting splits. The Kings finished undefeated and won the league championship, giving the 6’0” guard titles in both the NCAA and Summer League.

The two were high vote-getters on the All-Summer League first team...

Earlier this month, Kevin Durant was named MVP of the Olympics winning a gold medal. He and Patty Mills who won a bronze at Tokyo were named to FIBA’s All-Star Five.