Keene, Simmons start to see playing time in Las Vegas Summer League
Marcus Keene was given another chance to play the sport he loves on Tuesday night when the Washington Wizards (0-3) fell to the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 82-73.
In 15 minutes of game action, the former Central Michigan basketball star made the most out of his opportunities with the Wizards.
The 5-foot-9 guard dropped 13 points (4-for-8), his first time scoring in double-figures during the Las Vegas Summer League. Keene added one rebound and had the highest plus/minus ratio on the team at +10.
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After not playing at all in the Wizards summer league opener, Keene was given 11 minutes of action in the following contest vs the Miami Heat, but was only able to put up two points and three assists.
It was a different story last night. All 13 of Keene’s buckets came in a 15-minute time span which helped put the Wizards ahead in the fourth quarter. A big part of that scoring run came from his 3-point shooting, as he went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
In two games played, Keene is averaging 7.5 points per game, a 50 percent shooting percentage (5-for-10), 1.5 assists and one rebound per in 13.5 minutes of action.
The other ex-CMU guard Rayshawn Simmons simply hasn't seen much playing time, but did however get his first chance at game action on Tuesday night.
Simmons played 10 minutes and scored zero points on an 0-for-1 shooting night. He was able to toss one assist and not turn the ball over.
Keene, Simmons and the Wizards will be back on the hardwood again Wednesday night to take on the Miami Heat. Coverage will begin from the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada at 6 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on ESPN3.