Cavanaugh to Play for Atlanta Hawks in Summer League
Former Colonials forward will take part in the Las Vegas Summer League July 7-17
WASHINGTON -- Former GW star forward Tyler Cavanaugh has found a summer league home with the Atlanta Hawks.
Cavanaugh will suit up for Atlanta in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 7-17 in hopes of earning a training camp invite from an NBA team. Last year, Patricio Garino played for the Orlando Magic in Summer League before going to camp and signing a D-League contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He eventually made it into the NBA with the Magic in April.
"I'm very excited for the upcoming opportunity with the Atlanta Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League," said Cavanaugh. "Since the season has ended it's been a whirlwind for me and I've had some amazing experiences from the All Star Game in Phoenix to Portsmouth to 13 NBA workouts across the country. Just have to approach the summer league with the same mindset to play my game and enjoy the experience! Hopefully we can win a championship in Vegas!"
Throughout his career, Cavanaugh has made a habit of playing his best when the lights are shining brightest. En route to Most Outstanding Player honors as he led GW to the NIT Championship in 2016, Cavanaugh averaged 19.4 points and 9.0 rebounds in five games while shooting 50 percent from 3-point range.
Since leaving GW, the 6-foot-9 Syracuse native took advantage of two opportunities to showcase his talents in front of NBA scouts. At the Reese’s College All-Star game held at the Final Four, Cavanaugh put up another MVP performance with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Then, in the Portsmouth Invitational, he helped lead his team to the title and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team.
Atlanta’s first game is at 8 p.m. ET on July 7 as it takes on the Brooklyn Nets, and can be seen on NBA TV.
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