July 9, 2007

Stuckey Scores 27 in Summer League Win

July 9, 2007

Former Eastern Washington University All-America basketball player Rodney Stuckey scored 27 points, including a key three-point play with 48 seconds left in the game, as Detroit remained unbeaten with an 80-78 victory over Memphis Monday (July 9) in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev.

Stuckey scored 14 points in his pro debut on Saturday in a 91-89 victory over Philadelphia. The 6-foot-5 guard was a first-round draft pick by the Pistons -- the 15th selection overall -- in last month's NBA Draft after playing two seasons at EWU.

Stuckey made 9-of-16 shots from the field and all nine of his free throws in the win over the Grizzlies. He also had a pair of steals, two assists and three rebounds.

In two games thus far, Stuckey is averaging 20.5 points on 52 percent shooting from the field and 88 percent from the free throw line. He is also averaging 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. He had six turnovers and eight fouls (NBA players are allowed 10 in summer games) in his debut, but just two turnovers and three fouls versus Memphis.

His next NBA Summer League game is Wednesday (July 11) against the Washington Wizards. Stuckey's summer league progress can be tracked at:

http://www.nba.com/summerleague2007/team/index.jsp?team=pistons

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