John Shurna does Northwestern proud in Raptors summer debut

John Shurna does Northwestern proud in Raptors summer debut
July 11, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Vinnie Duber

On the first day of the NBA Summer League, Northwestern's all-time leading scorer showed he might just belong in the pros.

John Shurna had a huge game for the Raptors in his 2014 Summer League debut, finishing with a game-high 21 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks. He played 24 minutes, more than every player on his team except for one.

Shurna also made 6-of-9 field-goal attempts, including five 3-pointers. He was also 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.

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It's an impressive performance for Shurna, the Glen Ellyn native who scored 2,038 points in a four-year collegiate career in Evanston. He's making his third straight appearance in the Summer League after playing with the Hawks in 2012 and the Bucks in 2013. The closest he's come to making an NBA team was his preseason stint with the Knicks in 2012.

Shurna's former Northwestern teammate, Drew Crawford, makes his Summer League debut with the Pelicans later Friday night.