Former Bears Hall, Coursey to Play in NBA Summer Leagues

MACON, Ga. (MERCER ATHLETICS RELEASE) – Former Mercer men’s basketball standouts Langston Hall and Daniel Coursey have each agreed to terms with National Basketball Association teams to compete in the annual NBA Summer Leagues. Coursey has a verbal commitment with the Boston Celtics, while Hall will join up with the Miami Heat.

The NBA sponsors two Summer Leagues, the first of which being the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the Amway Center in Orlando from July 5-11. The 25-game, seven-day event features 10 NBA squads.

The Samsung NBA Summer League is set to run from July 11-21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavillion on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. Twenty-three NBA teams and a squad of NBA Developmental League select players are set to compete in the tournament-style format, with the League Champion being crowned on July 21.

Hall’s Heat will compete in both events, while Coursey’s Celtics are scheduled for the Orlando event only. Both Summer Leagues feature recent draft picks as well as undrafted rookies and free agents.

NBA TV will televise both Summer Leagues, with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans are able to watch every game live on and on the NBA Game Time app.

Fellow 2014 Mercer graduate Anthony White Jr. signed a professional contract to play for the Geelong Supercats of Australia earlier this week. The Geelong Supercats are part of the eight-team Southeast Australian Basketball League (SEABL). White Jr. was picked up by the team midway through the season after Geelong’s Mike Mercer suffered a season-ending injury.

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