Several former players from Kansas are participating in this year’s NBA Summer League, but the most impressive from the bunch might just be Svi Mykhailiuk.
Mykhailiuk was drafted by the Lakers in 2018 and then sent to the Pistons around the trade deadline. He finished his first year in the league averaging 3.2 points per game on 32.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
The former Jayhawk put together a productive college career due to his three-point shooting. Now, it’s all about him finding other ways to make an impact on the court.
In two games in the Summer League, Mykhailiuk is averaging 17.5 points and showcasing his ability to handle the ball.
Not only is Mykhailiuk expanding the range, but he is also showing that he can be a threat in the paint.
Check out this crafty finish from Mykhailiuk:
Svi Mykhailiuk races down the lane for the crafty reverse in the Las Vegas #NBASummer League opener!
— NBA (@NBA) July 5, 2019
He’s clearly added a few new moves to his arsenal.
In addition to making tough layups in transition, Mykhailiuk is also captivating the crowd with his vision. His beautiful bounce pass against the Pacers had basketball fans in awe.
Svi Mykhailiuk THREADS THE NEEDLE! 😮
IND/DET on ESPNU pic.twitter.com/rkovssVT9M
— NBA (@NBA) July 8, 2019
Detroit made the playoffs this past season, yet it still needs a few more impact players in order to make some noise in the Eastern Conference.
Mykhailiuk might turn himself into a solid contributor off the bench if he continues to develop his overall game.