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NBA Summer League: Cam Thomas, Davion Mitchell named Co-MVPs of Vegas showcase

Thomas led the Las Vegas summer league in scoring, while Mitchell put on defensive clinics.

Cam Thomas #8 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League on August 12, 2021 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA announced on Wednesday that Brooklyn Nets rookie guard Cam Thomas and Sacramento Kings rookie guard Davion Mitchell were named the co-MVPs of the 2021 MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League. Both players were also named to the All-Summer League first team for their performances.

Thomas, who was drafted late in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft, was one of the best offensive players in Vegas. The former LSU standout averaged a summer league-best 27.0 points per game, while shooting 42.3% from the field and 36% from three-point range on 6.3 attempts per game. Thomas had a ton of exciting moments during the summer league, which included a one-legged game-winning three in sudden death double overtime against the Washington Wizards.

As for Mitchell, he played in the California Classic and Las Vegas Summer League. However, “Off-night” as they call him on the hardwood, showcased both his offensive and defensive skills. Mitchell averaged 10.8 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 rebounds per game. He also shot 42.3% from the field and 47.1% from three-point range. Mitchell helped lead Sacramento to the summer league championship game, where they defeated the Boston Celtics.