Mathews on Pelicans Summer League Roster
June 30, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. – Former Gonzaga standout Jordan Mathews made the New Orleans Pelicans’ summer league roster the team released Friday.
The Pelicans will hold a mini-camp Monday through Thursday at the team’s practice facility in Metairie, La. Assistant Coach Jamelle McMillan will serve as head coach of the Pelicans Summer League team.
New Orleans begins NBA Summer League 2017 on July 7, with the league kick-off matchup against the Toronto Raptors, followed by games against the Atlanta Hawks on July 9, and the Brooklyn Nets on July 10, before beginning the single-elimination tournament. New Orleans’ matchups against Toronto and Atlanta will be broadcast live on NBA TV, while their third game against Brooklyn will air on ESPNU. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round, with the top eight seeds receiving a first-round bye.
ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 on its linear television channels. NBA TV will air 28 games. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air across ESPN and NBA TV’s linear channels.
Mathews, an honorable mention All-West Coast Conference selection this past season, made a team-high 85 three-pointers and was sixth in the league averaging 2.2 made three-pointers per game. He made 39 percent of his shots from behind-the-arc. He added 10.6 points per game for the Zags.
During his lone season with the Zags after transferring from California, Mathews was one of the 10 finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year award. In the NCAA Tournament, Mathews averaged 12 points per game. He made 17 three-pointers in GU’s run to the national championship game, nearly three per game.
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