Amir Coffey didn’t hear his name called during the NBA Draft last month, but the former Minnesota star is trying to prove he belongs on a roster. He got off to a solid start in the Summer League.
Saturday, Coffey and the Los Angeles Clippers battled the Los Angeles Lakers in the Summer League opener in Vegas. The ex-Gopher got off to a hot start, scoring 15 first half points to give the Clippers a 46-37 advantage at the half.
Coffey quieted down a bit in the second half, but still had a well-balanced performance, ending the night with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also registered a steal as the Clippers defeated the Lakers 93-87.
Below are some of the highlights from Coffey’s big first half on Saturday.
Jerome Robinson: 6 PTS, 3 AST
Mfiondu Kabengele: 5 PTS, 4 REB
Jordan Howard: 7 PTS, 3 REB
Devontae Cacok: 6 PTS, 3 REB pic.twitter.com/eBZ8Aeo1lc
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Coffey went undrafted but was inked by the Clippers to play during the Summer League. He’ll continue to work to see if he can carve out a roster spot at the professional level, or maybe in the G League.
In his final season with the Gophers, Coffey averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He declared for the NBA after his junior year.