Former UNLV guard Oscar Bellfield, who finished his career last season as the Mountain West Conference’s all-time assists leader, will get an opportunity to play on the UNLV campus a couple more times over the next week.
Bellfield will play in the NBA Summer League with the Memphis Grizzlies, who announced their roster for their five-game slate on Tuesday. Memphis plays its first game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Cox Paviliion against the New York Knicks. The Grizz then play Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Cox against Washington, next Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center against Charlotte, next Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cox against Phoenix and next Sunday at 5 p.m. at Cox against Minnesota.
Bellfield will have plenty of competition for playing time in Vegas, as he’ll likely be behind Josh Selby — a second-round pick of Memphis in 2011 — and Tony Wroten Jr. — the Grizzlies’ first-round pick from a week ago. The franchise will likely want extensive looks at both. Other point guards on the roster include former Cal standout Jerome Randle and veteran Jeremy Pargo.
Bellfield might be a longshot to actually make the Grizzlies’ roster for next season, but the Summer League is equally valuable for those looking to play professionally overseas, as several scouts representing clubs from around the world will all be in Vegas looking for Americans to bring back home with them.
There is no word yet on whether fellow recent UNLV grad Chace Stanback will be playing in the Summer League, but the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter tweeted earlier this week that he’s been practicing with the Toronto Raptors’ summer squad. However, he is not yet listed on the Raptors’ official Summer League roster.