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King James: Nunnally begins pro career

WR grad on Sacramento’s summer league squad

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King James: Nunnally begins pro career

Former Weston Ranch High star James Nunnally, who played at UC Santa Barbara collegiately, is part of the Sacramento Kings’ summer league squad.

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POSTED July 13, 2012 1:38 a.m.

A former area standout is looking to land an NBA roster spot that could keep him in Northern California.

Weston Ranch High grad James Nunnally will be competing for the Sacramento Kings’ summer league squad at UNLV starting today. NBA TV is televising all summer league games. The Kings will open with the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at 7.

The Kings’ top draft picks from 2011 and 2012 — Jimmer Fredette and No. 5 overall selection Thomas Robinson, respectively — are among the 17 players the team will carry. Adrian Oliver, who prepped at Modesto Christian and starred at San Jose State, was one of two players to be cut from Sacramento Thursday.

The NBA summer leagues, one is also held in Orlando, provide undrafted free agents such as Nunnally an opportunity to showcase their ability in front of scouts. If the Kings choose not to sign Nunnally, another team may pick him.

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard averaged 16 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his senior year for UC Santa Barbara, which reached the NCAA Tournament during his sophomore and junior seasons. He ranks third all-time in program’s career scoring list.

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