The San Antonio Spurs will be tipping off their NBA Summer League games on Friday, and there will be several intriguing names to watch.
In addition to Josh Primo and the three newest draftees, Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham, and Blake Wesley, there will also be some undrafted guys with plenty to prove. In a column for Bleacher Report on Wednesday, Jonathan Wasserman included two such guys playing for the Spurs' Summer League squad in Vegas.
Compiling his top 20 undrafted prospects, Wasserman lists St. Joseph's guard Jordan Hall at number 14. Standing at 6-8, Hall filled the stats sheet last season, averaging 14.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game.
"Hall feels too productive and versatile to write off," said the Bleacher Report article.
Jordan certainly has intriguing size for a playmaking guard and has shown an outside stroke as well. His Exhibit 10 deal in Las Vegas will be a chance to him to stand out on a roster still searching for as much talent as it can get.
Dominick Barlow cracks the top 10
According to Wasserman, Dominick Barlow should have a decent shot at getting minutes with the Spurs when you consider the direction they're headed toward. That would make sense, as San Antonio isn't exactly hiding the fact that they're ok with punting the season for a high draft pick.
A 19-year-old, 6-9 forward with a 7-3 wingspan certainly sounds intriguing on paper -- enough to lead to the Spurs signing him to a two-way contract last month.
Barlow figures to be a very raw prospect that will need to work on multiple aspects of his game before contributing at a high level, but he definitely has a nice framework to work with and will be under one of the best developmental systems in the league.
It's no surprise that Barlow was ecstatic to learn he was going to don the Silver and Black this season.
As someone that plays the position at which the Spurs are most lacking, Dominick will be one to watch in the Vegas Summer League, which starts for the Spurs on Friday, July 8th at 5 p.m. ET on NBA TV.