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Arizona basketball: Gabe York to join Lakers for Las Vegas Summer League

Yes, the Lakers have another Arizona Wildcat on board

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The Los Angeles Lakers have added yet another former Arizona Wildcat to their organization.

Former UA guard Gabe York will join the team for Las Vegas Summer League, it was announced Friday.

Here is the Lakers’ entire Summer League roster, which will be coached by UA graduate Jud Buechler:

Prior to joining the Lakers in Vegas, York will suit up for the Charlotte Hornets in Orlando Summer League, which begins July 1 and runs through July 6.

The Lakers begin Summer League play on July 7 against the LA Clippers.

York, 23, spent the 2016-17 season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League where he averaged 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 44 games while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from 3.

Before that, he had a short stint with Italy’s Vanoli Cremona in Serie A.

The Lakers are expected to have one of the better rosters in Vegas, so it may be difficult for York to get playing time — especially since he will be joining the team late because of his commitment with the Hornets — but it’s still an opportunity for the Orange County native to play for his hometown team, nonetheless.

York, along with Buechler, Luke Walton, Jesse Mermuys, and Miles Simon, becomes the fifth former Wildcat in the Lakers’ organization.

York will wear No. 7 with Los Angeles.


Comanche not on Grizzlies Summer League roster

The Memphis Grizzlies released their Las Vegas Summer League roster and the only former Wildcat on it is Kobi Simmons, who signed with the team last week.

Chance Comanche, who hinted that he could be joining the organization on Snapchat, is not on the roster.

Earlier this week, his mother told the Arizona Daily Star that he is still “evaluating offers.”

Meanwhile, Brandon Ashley is on the Dallas Mavericks’ Orlando Summer League roster.


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