Jeter gets summer shot with Kings
UPDATE: Pilots' point guard scores 7 in Vegas debut
Pooh Jeter, meet Ron Artest.
The former University of Portland star and the NBA veteran both are on the Sacramento Kings' roster for the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins today at Cox Pavilion.
Playing time probably will be limited for Jeter, a 5-11 point guard who finished his Pilot career as the school's No. 2 all-time scorer with 1,708 points. He scoerd seven points in 14 minutes on Thursday as Sacramento opened with a 90-83 victory over Minnesota at Cox Pavilion.
Jeter is one of 12 rookies on the Kings' summer team. The list includes 6-3 Rutgers guard Quincy Douby, the 19th pick in the June 28 NBA draft. Douby had 12 points in 25 minutes Thursday, including a key 3-pointer late in the game. Another point guard on the Kings' squad is 6-2 Ronnie Price from Utah Valley State, who had 13 points in 24 minutes.
Artest, a 6-7 guard-forward, is expected to play sparingly, as well. He wasn't on hand for the opener but is expected to play Friday versus New Orleans/Oklahoma City. The Kings also play Sunday versus Toronto, Monday against New York and Wednesday against Dallas.
Jeter, a three-time all-West Coast Conference player, graduated in May with a general studies degree. He worked out for the Kings in Orlando, Fla., before the draft.