Tar Heels in Summer League: Manek Hornets’ plus/minus leader; Sharpe puts up double-double, throws down monster dunk

By R.L. Bynum

While he may not be getting much of a chance to show what he can do, the Charlotte Hornets’ Summer League team has thrived with Brady Manek on the court in the first weekend of games in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Day’Ron Sharpe has been impressive and wowed the crowd with a Sunday dunk.

Manek only played 12 minutes each in both of the Hornets’ first two games — a 96–84 Friday loss to Indiana and an 89–84 double-overtime Sunday win over the Los Angeles Lakers — but led the team in plus/minus both nights. He was +10 against the Pacers with three points and three rebounds and +21 against the Lakers with eight points and four rebounds.

Brady didn’t enter Sunday’s game until 7:15 remained in the first half. It took him 24 seconds to score a 3-pointer and he scored all eight of his points in the first 2:16 he played.

Manek is 4 of 12 from 3-point range in two games.

Sharpe, after collecting eight points, 10 rebounds and three steals in Friday’s 94–90 loss to Milwaukee, put up a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in Sunday’s 91–94 victory over Philadelphia.

He brought down the house Sunday with a monster dunk.

Sharpe is third in the league in rebounding at 10.5 per game and tied for third in the league in steals at 3.0 per game.

Garrison Brooks has only played three minutes in each of New York’s first two games, wins over Golden State 101–88 and Chicago 101–69. He attempted only one shot and hasn’t scored. He pulled down three rebounds in the win over the Bulls.


Garrison Brooks, New York Knicks center
101–88 Friday win vs. Golden State —
3 minutes, 0 points, -10
101–69 Sunday win vs. Chicago — 3 minutes, 0 points, 0–1 FG, 3 rebounds, 1 foul, +4
11 p.m. Monday vs. Portland Trail Blazers at Thomas & Mack Center, ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 vs. Orlando Magic at Thomas & Mack Center, NBATV
Game TBA July 16 or 17
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 0–1 FG, 3 rebounds
Brady Manek, Charlotte Hornets forward
96–84 Friday loss vs. Indiana —
12 minutes, 3 points, 1–3 FG, 1–3 3FG, 3 rebounds, +10
89–86 Sunday double OT win vs. Los Angeles Lakers — 12 minutes, 8 points, 3–9 FG, 2–7 3FG, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 fouls, 2 turnovers, 1 block, +21
5 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Cox Pavilion, NBATV
6 p.m. Thursday, July 14 vs. Chicago Bulls at Cox Pavilion, ESPN2
Game TBA July 16 or 17
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 5.5 points, 33.3 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 of an assist, 0.5 of a block
Day’Ron Sharpe, Brooklyn Nets center
94–90 Friday loss vs. Milwaukee —
28 minutes, 8 points, 4–8 FG, 0–2 3FG, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 fouls, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, 1 block, +6
91–84 Sunday win vs. Philadelphia 76ers — 28 minutes, 13 points, 5–10 FG, 0–2 3FG, 3–6 FT, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 fouls, 3 steals, 5 turnovers, 2 blocks, +8
6:30 p.m. Tuesday vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Cox Pavilion, ESPN2
10 p.m. Thursday vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Cox Pavilion, ESPN
Game TBA July 16 or 17
Summer League statistics — 2 games, 10.5 points, 50 FG%, 50% FT, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 1.5 blocks

Photo via @hornets


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