Raptors add ex-Northwestern star John Shurna to summer squad

Raptors add ex-Northwestern star John Shurna to summer squad
July 9, 2014, 10:45 am
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Vinnie Duber

Northwestern's all-time leading scorer is still chasing his NBA dream.

John Shurna will play with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League. He was on the roster when the Raptors announced it earlier this week.

Shurna finished a four-year college career with the Wildcats after the 2011-12 season and exited as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,038 points. He averaged 20 points per game in his senior season to lead the Big Ten.

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This won't be his first trip to the Summer League or his first audition for an NBA team. He played in the 2012 Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks and played in the 2012 preseason with the New York Knicks. He spent the following season in France before playing in the 2013 Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent last season playing in Spain.

Shurna, a Glen Ellyn native, won't be the only Wildcat playing in the Summer League this year. Former teammate Drew Crawford — the recently departed senior who is Northwestern's second all-time leading scorer — will be playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Shurna and the Raptors play their first Summer League game on Friday.