After winning their first two games the Milwaukee Bucks have now dropped two straight in their Summer League games, losing in Thursday’s evening game to the Miami Heat 72-91.
The Milwaukee Bucks and most teams look at Summer League as more about growth from young players than about the wins and losses. Now the Bucks fans should pay the most attention to these two guys who have been apart of the Summer League roster.
Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp
MarJon Beauchamp started extremely strong in his first two games that resulted in wins, but he has cooled down quite a bit since. Against the Heat, Beauchamp struggled to get anything going as he finished with 10 points on 3-9 shooting from the field, and 2-6 shooting from the three point line.
Beauchamp’s averages now in four games in Summer League stand at 13.3 PPG, on 42.2% shooting from the field, 26.3% shooting from three in 28.9 minutes per game. Not exactly what the Bucks want to see from a player who is expected to crack the rotation this season. Though the most important aspect while watching Beauchamp this summer has been the change in confidence, Beauchamp looks like a player less timid and ready for whatever challenge awaits him next.
Milwaukee Bucks Rookie:
Andre Jackson Jr., the guard the Bucks selected in this summer’s draft 36th overall out of Uconn, has also had an up and down Summer League. Jackson Jr. is shooting just 30.8% from the field and 20% from the three point line in the four games.
The rookie has some big question marks about his shooting but will hopefully improve it once he starts to work more with the player development team of the Bucks. The former Huskie though has shown an elite athleticism this summer with a couple of chance down blocks, something the Bucks can always use on the team.
While the Bucks will not qualify for the championship bracket, they will have the opportunity to play a fifth optional game against another team who did not qualify as well. Hopefully we get to see the Young Bucks get one more chance to improve on their skills against some good competition!