It was the final game of the first day at the Las Vegas Summer League and Amile Jefferson would not go quietly into the exciting Vegas night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team was basically left for dead down as many as fifteen points against the Denver Nuggets Summer League team but it was an ACC duo of Amile Jefferson and Josh Okogie that clawed the T-Wolves back into the game despite its one-point defeat.
Jefferson led the Timberwolves with a team-high 12 points and 14 rebounds while adding a block, steal, and assist to his stat line.
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As always Jefferson was very active on the offensive end with his on and off ball screens, trying to set up teammates with easy looks at the basket.
It was more of the same on the defensive end as Jefferson used every bit of his 6-foot, 9-inch frame with his 7-foot wingspan to make it difficult on opposing players while sprinting up the floor in transition on both sides of the ball.
Jefferson started the game at center for the Timberwolves, logging 28 minutes and making six of his ten shot attempts from the field, however, he did miss all four of his free throw attempts.
Despite the Nuggets 70-69 victory, Jefferson finished with a +6 rating for the game.
It was very apparent that Amile Jefferson was vital to the success of the Timberwolves Summer League team and he should be the teams starting center or power forward as the Las Vegas Summer League continues.
Jefferson and the Timberwolves get the day off on Saturday before hitting the floor for the first game of the day on Sunday afternoon as they get set to take on the Toronto Raptors Summer League team. The game will be at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday and will be televised on NBATV.