Former Husker Basketball Stars Roby and Palmer Shine Early In NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS–(July 8)–The NBA Summer League that started Friday managed to delay the start of action to Sunday (July 7) for one former Nebraska men’s basketball star, while the other had already played in two games.

James Palmer, Junior, who is playing with the Phoenix Suns this summer as a free agent, came out Sunday night and scored 23 points in a 105-100 victory over the New York Knicks.  Palmer’s debut was delayed because of southern California earthquake Friday night that sent tremors as far east as Las Vegas, postponing any NBA Summer League action on the schedule.

Palmer’s Nebraska teammate and second round draft pick, Isaiah Roby, had played two games for the Dallas Mavericks by the end of the weekend, which included a 14 point performance in a win over Houston and followed it up with a 10-point scoring effort in the victory against Brooklyn.