Former Tide hoop standouts Obasohan, Randolph sign to participate in NBA Summer League (via Crimson Magazine)

By Stan J. Griffin: June 28, 2016

Although former University of Alabama basketball standout Retin Obasohan did not hear his name called in last Thursday's National Basketball Association Draft, the Belgium native and former All-Southeastern Conference guard will still have the opportunity to land on an NBA roster.
And another former Crimson Tide teammate of his will have that same golden opportunity.
Obasohan and Levi Randolph have each signed to compete in the 2016 Las Vegas NBA Summer League.
Obasohan will play for the Sacramento Kings, while Randolph, who excelled on the court and in the classroom while at Alabama like Obasohan, will compete for the Memphis Grizzlies in the event that will feature a total of 24 teams and 67 games.
The 11-day showcase of top young NBA talent will run from Friday, July 8 through Monday, July 18 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Randolph and the Grizzlies will begin play on July 8 when they square off against the NBA Developmental League Select Team at 5:30p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. PT). Meanwhile, Obasohan’s first action will come that same day when the Kings take on the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m. CT (7 p.m. PT) on NBA TV.

The complete schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League can be found by logging on to                                                                  
The 24-team field is composed of 11 playoff teams from the 2015-16 NBA season, 12 teams with lottery picks in the 2016 NBA Draft and an NBA D-League squad. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 8-12 before being seeded in a tournament that starts on July 13 and concludes with the Championship Game on July 18. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
ESPN and NBA TV will provide non-stop coverage starting on opening day for all 67 games from Las Vegas. The full broadcast schedule will be announced at a future date.
In addition to his appointment with the Grizzlies, Randolph will also compete for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Summer League in Salt Lake City, which will be held July 4-7. Along with the 76ers, the six-game, four-team event will feature the Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

Special thanks: Alabama Athletics Communications

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Stan J Griffin

I am a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I currently reside and work. I am doing regular sports and feature writing for the Tuscaloosa-based Druid City Living and also am the Alabama beat writer for Crimson Magazine. I am a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama, where I wrote for The Crimson White. I have an extensive background in newspaper journalism, having served as a sports editor and reporter for the Delta Democrat Times, St. Clair News-Aegis, Andalusia Star-News and the St. Clair County News.

I also have my own sports blog site, The Sports Connection, which I partner on with a friend of mine, and we began this site in November of 2012. I write blog on a variety of sports subject, and have also had guest contributors write their own blogs for the site. I have interviewed prominent sports figures for the site, including Paul Finebaum of the new SEC Network.


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