Former Kansas power forward Landen Lucas announced he will play in the NBA summer league for the Boston Celtics on Twitter.
Excited to play with the Boston Celtics for summer league! Thank you for the opportunity! @celtics ☘️
— Landen A. Lucas (@LandenLucas33) June 23, 2017
Lucas started 63 games at Kansas and earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention twice. Sports Illustrated also named him to its all-glue guy team. During his senior season, Lucas averaged 8.0 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Big 12 champion Jayhawks.
The Celtics play in both the Utah (July 3-6) and bigger Las Vegas (July 7-17) summer leagues. Lucas joins No. 3 pick Jason Tatum, No. 37 pick Semi Ojeleye, No. 53 pick Kadeem Allen and No. 56 pick Jabari Bird on the roster. Several 2016 picks will also likely participate, along with other undrafted prospects.
Two Kansas players were picked in the NBA draft on Saturday. Phoenix selected Josh Jackson with the No. 4 pick. Frank Mason joined the Sacramento Kings with the No. 34 pick.