Codi Miller-McIntyre

cfa Academy graduate and former Wake Forest University basketball player Codi Miller-McIntyre will play in the NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers next month.

CONCORD – Cabarrus County basketball fans now have two reasons to watch closely when NBA summer league play begins next week.

Concord native Codi Miller-McIntyre – who started out at Northwest Cabarrus High School and graduated from cfa Academy – told the Independent Tribune that he’s agreed to a deal to play on the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team.

Miller-McIntyre is one of two Cabarrus products who’ll be playing for a chance to join an NBA roster next month, as Cox Mill graduate Matt Morgan will be on the Toronto Raptors’ summer league squad.

A 6-foot-2 point guard who was undrafted out of Wake Forest University, this will be the second year in a row that Miller-McIntyre will be on this stage. Last year, he was with the Toronto Raptors in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League and played well. He started four of six games and averaged six assists, 5.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and nearly two steals per outing.

Miller McIntyre doesn’t take this year’s opportunity with one of the most famous sports franchises in the world lightly.

“I think it’s an honor, period, to play summer league,” Miller-McIntyre told the Independent Tribune. “A lot of people don’t realize how hard it is sometimes to get into summer league. And then being able to play with a team like the Lakers, that’s another big thing.

“I’m excited for it,” he added. “It’s my second year playing. Last year, I was with Toronto, and it was an amazing experience for me. I’m excited for a second go-around.”

Miller-McIntyre’s talent and work ethic have taken him on a basketball odyssey that’s included a solid career in the ACC, followed by a pair stints in Russia and some attempts to impress NBA scouts along the way.

Last year, Miller-McIntyre was in training camp with the Dallas Mavericks and did a stint in the NBA’s G League before taking a second tour in Russia.

The Lakers be in a summer league in Sacramento, California, July 1-3 and then head to Las Vegas on July 5 for the Las Vegas Summer League. Games will be broadcast on NBA TV and ESPN.

Maye, others get shots

After going undrafted last week, several players with local and ACC ties have signed free-agent deals with NBA clubs, giving them an opportunity to compete in next month’s summer leagues in California, Utah and Las Vegas.

The California and Utah summer leagues run July 1-3 before the Las Vegas Summer League, which features all 30 NBA teams, goes from July 5-15.

In-state ACC

Marques Bolden (Duke) — Cleveland Cavaliers

Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest) — Portland Trailblazers

Jalen Lecque (N.C. State commit) — Phoenix Suns

Luke Maye (North Carolina) — Milwaukee Bucks

Kenny Williams (North Carolina) — San Antonio Spurs

Others in-state

Devontae Cacok (UNC Wilmington) — Los Angeles Lakers

Chris Clemons (Campbell) — Houston Rockets

Terry Harris (N.C. A&T) — Philadelphia 76ers

Amir Hinton (Shaw) — New York Knicks

Cabarrus County

Codi Miller-McIntyre (Wake Forest) – Los Angeles Lakers

Matt Morgan (Cornell) – Toronto Raptors


Tyus Battle (Syracuse) — Minnesota Timberwolves

Ky Bowman (Boston College) — Golden State Warriors

Oshae Brissett (Syracuse) — Los Angeles Clippers

VJ King (Louisville) — New York Knicks

Christ Koumadje (Florida State) — Philadelphia 76ers

Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech) — Washington Wizards

Elijah Thomas (Clemson) — Charlotte Hornets

-- The Greensboro News & Record contributed.

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