Five days down, six to go at the NBA 2K23 Summer League. Here are Monday’s Summer League Standouts:
Matt Ryan, Boston Celtics
As watchable as Matt Ryan was during the game against Milwaukee at the Cox Pavilion, he was twice as compelling afterward when his afternoon heroics were put in their proper and poignant perspective. Ryan, who went undrafted in 2020 out of Chattanooga (and Vanderbilt and Notre Dame), scored 23 points and nailed 6 of his 11 3-point attempts. That included the last one in the final seconds, a frantic, high-arcing bank shot for the game-winner.
But during his postgame interview, Ryan couldn’t completely hold back the emotions that flooded him as he took one more step toward earning a roster spot with Boston.