MSU at the 2022 NBA Summer League – California Classic
Published 12:46 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Special to the Item
SAN FRANCISCO, California – Quinndary Weatherspoon, fresh off an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors, will start the NBA Summer League season on Saturday at the California Classic hosted by the Warriors.
The Warriors are scheduled to face the Sacramento Kings (Saturday – 6:30 p.m. CT – NBA-TV), Los Angeles Lakers (Sunday – 6:30 p.m. CT – NBA-TV) and Miami Heat (Tuesday – 2 p.m. CT – NBA-TV) over the four-day event at the Chase Center. All three games also will be streamed courtesy of the ESPN app.
Weatherspoon has seen action in 42 NBA games over three seasons with the Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. The Canton native piled up 25.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals per contest during 20 appearances with Santa Cruz, the NBA G-League affiliate for the Warriors, in 2021-22.
At Mississippi State, Weatherspoon is one of three players to rack over 2,000 career points, sparked by 105 outings in double figures and 32 games of 20-plus points. He also sits among the program’s top 10 in steals (201 – 3rd), field goals made (704 – 4th), free throws made (413 – 5th) and three-pointers made (187 – 7th). Weatherspoon (2018, 2019) and Jarvis Varnado (2009, 2010) are State’s only two-time recipients of the Bailey Howell Trophy.
Following the California Classic, the NBA Summer League will turn its attention to Las Vegas from July 7-17 where all 30 franchises will compete after a three-day stop in Utah from July 5-7.
Garrison Brooks (New York Knicks), Aric Holman (Houston Rockets), D.J. Stewart Jr. (San Antonio Spurs), Craig Sword (Washington Wizards) and Robert Woodard II (San Antonio Spurs) have already been officially named to summer league rosters over the past week.
Tyson Carter, Iverson Molinar and Reggie Perry are expected to receive NBA Summer League roster invites in the near future. Molinar signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Bucks following the 2022 NBA Draft.
The ESPN family of networks will televise the action from Las Vegas via ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the WatchESPN app. NBA-TV also is slated to carry games in Las Vegas. Fans can access a full TV schedule, box scores, game recaps and statistics online at www.NBA.com/summer-league/2022.
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Golden State Warriors
Saturday, July 2
6:30 p.m. – Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA-TV, ESPN App)
Sunday, July 3
6:30 p.m. – Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA-TV)
Tuesday, July 5
2 p.m. – Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat (NBA-TV)
Mississippi State’s 2022-23 non-conference schedule features a SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup with TCU, a consensus top 25 preseason pick, on Saturday, January 28 at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs also have a return trip slated at Minnesota in December. State is joined by Georgia Tech, Marquette and Utah at the 2022 Fort Myers Tipoff from November 21-23. The Maroon and White also has learned its 2022-23 SEC opponents. State will take on 2022 NCAA Tournament participants Alabama and Tennessee along with Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina in home-and-home series. The Bulldogs also will play host to Florida, Kentucky, LSU and Texas A&M at Humphrey Coliseum.
The Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office is accepting new season ticket deposits for just $50 for the upcoming the 2022-23 season. A new season ticket deposit will provide purchasers with the opportunity to secure their spot inside The Hump immediately following season ticket renewals. Current season ticket holders will receive a renewal later this summer.
Visit www.HailState.com for the latest news and information on the men’s basketball program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets by searching ‘HailStateMBK’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.