Former Creighton center Gregory Echenique will play in the NBA Summer League the Toronto Raptors organization. The 6-foot-9 center from Guatire, Venezuela, Echenique averaged 10.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots in three years (101 games) with Creighton. Echenique became CU’s first player named MVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011-12 and is the only player in program history to earn three honors on The Valley’s All-Defensive Team.
Echenique is the third former Creighton player currently in the NBA, joining Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver, who spent last season as teammates with the Atlanta Hawks. Tolliver was not selected in the 2007 NBA Draft but made the Cleveland Cavaliers opening-night roster that fall, and has spent five seasons in the NBA.
The NBA Summer League will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., and run from July 12-22. Seven of the last eight NBA Rookie of the Year winners have participated in the league. Echenique will report on July 9th.