With the 2019 NBA Summer League underway, it appears another former Kansas player is ready to mount a comeback. This time around it’ll be Landen Lucas, who spent four years with the program from 2013-2017.
This year’s Summer League features a plethora of former Jayhawks, such as Thomas Robinson, Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick. All three players mentioned put together memorable careers in Lawrence.
During his time at Kansas, Lucas developed from a role player into a legitimate starter for Bill Self. In his senior season, he averaged 8.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, making the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team.
Following his four-year stint with the Jayhawks, Lucas played for the Alvark Tokyo of the Japanese B. League. He then made stops in the Estonian League and Belgian Pro Basketball League.
Next up for Lucas is a chance to shine in the NBA Summer League.
Lucas announced his new team on Twitter, saying “Excited to play with the Atlanta Hawks for summer league.”
Excited to play with the Atlanta Hawks for summer league #ATL
— Landen A. Lucas (@LandenLucas) June 29, 2019
Atlanta has a bunch of young talent for years to come, which includes Trae Young, John Collins De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish.
If Lucas can show that he’s a force in the paint, then it’s possible he can earn a shot with the Hawks.
The NBA’s Summer League is scheduled to run through the first few weeks of July.