Towson's Benimon joins NBA Summer League

Towson's Benimon joins NBA Summer League
June 29, 2014, 5:30 pm
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(Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

Towson's Jerrelle Benimon  wasn't picked in the 2014 NBA Draft last week, but he'll play in its Summer League. 

The school announced over the weekend that Benimon is going to play with the Miami Heat, which plays in the Summer League in Orlando (July 5-11). He'll then play with the Denver Nuggets, who play in the July 11-21 Summer League in Las Vegas.

"We are excited for Jerrelle as he gets ready to begin play in the NBA summer league for two very strong franchises," Towson coach Pat Skerry said in a statement. "I know he will carry over his many talents as well as his strong work ethic and team-first attitude that he played with here at Towson as he continues to build his professional basketball resume."

Benimon was twice picked as the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, including this past season. He finished in the top five nationally in rebounding and double-doubles in each of the two years he played at Towson.

Plus, he was picked as a Mid-Major First Team All-American last year. He led the Tigers in scoring (18.7 points), rebounding (11.2) and assists (3.6)

After that, Benimon earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Reese's College All-Star Game at the Final Four.