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Chris Boucher named to 2019 Summer League Second Team

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Though the Raptors didn’t make it to the title round, Chris Boucher had himself a Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.

New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Raptors may not have won the 2019 NBA Summer League championship, but they can lay claim to having one of the better players competing in the Las Vegas-based tournament.

As the NBA has announced today, Toronto’s Chris Boucher has been named to the NBA Summer League Second Team.

As the tweet shows, Boucher is joined on the second-tear squad by the WizardsRui Hachimura, the Pelicans’ impeccably named Jaxson Hayes, the Blazers’ Anfernee Simons, and the SpursLonnie Walker IV, who you may recall cooked the Raptors earlier in the tournament.

For his efforts through four games, Boucher averaged 23.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game, in 31.0 minutes per contest, while shooting 49 percent from the floor. (I have to assume they stopped counting the number of heat-check threes Boucher tried.) His Toronto squad did not manage to make it into the championship rounds, but Boucher is already an NBA champ so I’m sure its fine. Not bad for the 26-year-old Canadian still looking for his shot to break into the Raptors’ big man rotation. All told, Toronto finished 2-3 in the tourney.

For those curious, the Summer League First Team is made up of some no-brainer selections, including playoff starter Jarrett Allen, the Knicks’ wrecking-ball Mitchell Robinson, and highly-touted (Canadian!) prospect Brandon Clarke of the Grizzlies. That trio is joined by the Heat’s Kendrick Nunn and the Pelicans’ Nickeil Alexander-Walker (also Canadian!). The First Team can be seen here.

Now it’s really really time for vacation. Congrats Chris!