Earl Calloway making a name in summer league

earl1.jpgThe NBA’s summer league is what it is — a bunch of first-and-second-year players desperately clawing for the last few spots on their team. Often, the effort is fruitless, and those players are sent back to the NBDL or to Europe to make that strong Euro currency. The dollar’s weak anyway. Who needs it?

So it is with a requisite grain of salt that we take former Hoosier Earl Calloway’s success this offseason. Still, Calloway scored 16 points in his first summer league game on an efficient 5-6 from the field. He was matched up against No. 4 overall pick Russell Westbrook for much of the game.

Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has said he thinks Calloway is an NBA-ready point guard. If Earl’s worked on his shooting and his turnover rate in his time in the NBDL, there’s no reason he can’t fill a back-end roster spot on a team like the Pacers. Whether the Pacers actually need another point guard is a different question, but it sure would be nice to see Calloway — a class act by all accounts — play his way onto a roster somewhere.

  • B_MD

    Great for Earl, sounds like his hard work is paying off. Anyone have an update on how DJ is doing is his first few summer games?

    I checked a few websites and they all mentioned Durant, Green and Westbrook when talking about how OKC is doing, but no mentions of DJ.

  • BGleas

    Great for Earl, sounds like his hard work is paying off. Anyone have an update on how DJ is doing is his first few summer games?

    I checked a few websites and they all mentioned Durant, Green and Westbrook when talking about how OKC is doing, but no mentions of DJ.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    http://www.nba.com/media/magic/Game_8_Box_Score

    Looks like D.J. played last night and got quite a bit of clock.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    http://www.nba.com/media/magic/Game_8_Box_Score

    Looks like D.J. played last night and got quite a bit of clock.

  • hoosier07

    Couldn't be happier for a guy like Earl. Just like you said, a class act on and off the court. I think his speed and ball handling ability is a valuable asset for almost any team!

  • hoosier07

    Couldn't be happier for a guy like Earl. Just like you said, a class act on and off the court. I think his speed and ball handling ability is a valuable asset for almost any team!

  • msdiu81

    I love Earl. Hope he catches on. Remember when he said something to Painter during the PU game? Anybody that keeps the rivalry intense is ok by me.

  • msdiu81

    I love Earl. Hope he catches on. Remember when he said something to Painter during the PU game? Anybody that keeps the rivalry intense is ok by me.

  • http://www.trinityoaklabs.com Hoosiergirl

    Great! Enjoyed watching him play at IU, glad he is being successful outside of college.

  • http://www.trinityoaklabs.com Hoosiergirl

    Great! Enjoyed watching him play at IU, glad he is being successful outside of college.

  • BGleas

    Great for Earl, sounds like his hard work is paying off. Anyone have an update on how DJ is doing is his first few summer games?

    I checked a few websites and they all mentioned Durant, Green and Westbrook when talking about how OKC is doing, but no mentions of DJ.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    http://www.nba.com/media/magic/Game_8_Box_Score

    Looks like D.J. played last night and got quite a bit of clock.

  • hoosier07

    Couldn't be happier for a guy like Earl. Just like you said, a class act on and off the court. I think his speed and ball handling ability is a valuable asset for almost any team!

  • msdiu81

    I love Earl. Hope he catches on. Remember when he said something to Painter during the PU game? Anybody that keeps the rivalry intense is ok by me.

  • http://www.trinityoaklabs.com Hoosiergirl

    Great! Enjoyed watching him play at IU, glad he is being successful outside of college.

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