Denied a trip to the Las Vegas Summer League last year because of the NBA lockout, Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack now have their opportunity for a full and "normal" professional offseason.First round pick Bradley Beal will make his debut in a Wizards jersey as will the Wizards second-round selection, Tomas Satoransky.The quintet are among the 14 players invited to the Wizards mini-camp starting on Monday before the team heads to Las Vegas. The entire roster, released by the Wizard son Friday,is listed below.Let's note the following: The Wizards will open summer league against Atlanta on July 13, their first of five games in six days. Players invited to the mini-camp will not necessarily travel with the Wizards to Las Vegas and others could be added. The only true class of 2012 rookies from American colleges on the roster are Beal and LaRon Dendy, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Middle Tennessee State and the last season's Sun Belt Player of the Year. All others have played at least some professional basketball.There was some mystery as to whether the 6-foot-7 Satoranky would show. Seeing as Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said within minutes of drafting the combo guard that it could be multiple seasons before the Czech Republic product plays in the NBA, this could be our only chance to see him live on U.S. soil in quite a while.
Otherwise...not exactly a list of household names. - Steven Gray played four seasons for Gonzaga and as a senior averaged 13.9 during the 2010-11 campaign. - Shavlik Randolph entered college in 2002 with those high expectations one expectsfrom a Duke recruit.The 6-foot-10 forwardturned pro after three suspect seasons and later would be dubbed the biggest recruiting bust of the decade by Seth Davis (ht TruthAboutIt.net).- Earl Calloway averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 assists at Indiana...during the 2006-07 campaign. More recently he has played for Sevilla in Spain's ACB League, the same team as Satoransky. Something tells me the media will be asking Mr. Calloway questions about the young Czech.Truth is, this team is all about the trio of second-year players and the two rookies. Seeing if Vesely now has a semblance of a jumper, if Singleton's confidence has returned, if Mack can run the offense, how Beal handles his first taste of pro competition and simply what Satoransky is all about, that's what matters. Finding additional regular season help, bonus.
2012 Washington Wizards Summer League Roster
Bradley BealGFlorida40Jeff Brooks
FPenn State51Earl CallowayGIndiana16LaRon DendyCMiddle Tennessee St.19Steven GrayGGonzaga30Ravern JohnsonGMississppi State22Shelvin MackGButler32Shavlik RandolphFDuke14Tomas SatoranskyGCzech Republic21Mike ScottFKent St.9Garett SilerCAugusta St.31Chris SingletonFFlorida State34Kim TillieCUtah24Jan VeselyFCzech Republic