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Badgers in the NBA: D’Mitrik Trice and Vitto Brown earn Summer League contracts

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Plus, Micah Potter performs well for the Miami Heat and Sam Dekker gets a new number.

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The Wisconsin Badgers, who haven’t seen many alumni in the NBA recently except for big man and Western Conference Champion Frank Kaminsky, now have a number of players who are getting a shot in the Summer League this year.

Over this past week, the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks signed Badgers point guard D’Mitrik Trice to a Summer League deal and the Phoenix Suns added wing Vitto Brown to their Summer League roster. For his career in Madison, Trice averaged 8.9 points per game, 2.7 assists per game, 2.8 rebounds per game and shot 38.3% from deep. In 2021, he was selected third team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. He ranks fifth in UW history with a career 2.07 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Playing last season for Le Mans in France, Brown averaged 10.0 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.0 assists per game while shooting an impressive 40.2% from deep. Having played in the G-League from 2017 to 2020, Brown is known in NBA circles and his improvement from beyond the arc has to be interesting to decision makers.

The biggest part of Summer League, which takes place in Las Vegas, starts on Sunday August 8 (aka today), but there were a couple of smaller portions that took place last week. The Miami Heat and Micah Potter played in Sacramento for a couple of games and he had a solid showing. Potter averaged 8.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 1.0 blocks per game in 13.4 minutes of action while shooting 63.6% from the field and 25% from three.

And lastly, Sam Dekker is back in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors and will be wearing the No. 8 jersey when he takes the court.

We will keep you posted if any other news breaks with these #ProBadgers.