EL SEGUNDO - The Lakers second round pick Joe Crawford will join returning Lakers player Coby Karl on the Lakers entry in this year's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada it was announced today.
Crawford, a 22 year-old native of Detroit, Michigan, played four seasons at the University of Kentucky, averaging 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 127 games (76 starts).
Karl, a 6-5 guard out of Boise State, appeared in 17 games last season for the Lakers, averaging 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 4.2 minutes. Karl also played in 17 games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders where he averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 37.6 minutes while posting a .411 3-point field goal percentage. In the D-Fenders' two playoff games, Karl averaged 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 37.0 minutes.
The Lakers will play their first Summer League game vs. the Detroit Pistons on Friday, July 11th at 5pm at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, NV.
Other notable players on the roster: Cedric Bozeman, Davon Jefferson, Lorenzo Mata-Real