Phoenix Suns: 3 Players to Watch in the NBA Summer League

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Phoenix Suns, Ty-Shon Alexander
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Phoenix Suns Summer League Players to Watch: Ty-Shon Alexander

Ty-Shon Alexander barely played last year, averaging only 3.1 minutes per game while suiting up for just 15 total contests. But during the Summer League, the typically forgotten players like Alexander often shine the brightest.

Across Phoenix’s first three games, Alexander averages a solid 11.3 points per game. Scoring at all three levels, Alexander often utilizes his speed to glide through to the basket, his craftiness to find open mid-range looks, and shooting touch to occasionally hit from outside.

By Summer League standards, Alexander embodies the entire package. His ability to create for himself offensively makes him someone worth following each time he steps onto the court.

Before going undrafted last year, Alexander played three years at Creighton while averaging 12.7 points per game and hitting from downtown at a 37.2 percent clip. He certainly possesses the tools to make it as an NBA player, but just needs to establish more consistency.

But the Suns already own an incredibly crowded backcourt though with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, and Elfrid Payton all aboard. Due to this, Alexander’s chance to shine under a regular season spotlight might need to come with another team.

For now though, he remains a Sun, and an incredibly entertaining one nonetheless.