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5 Players Impressing Early on in NBA Summer League

TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12:  (EDITOR'S NOTE:SATURATION WAS REMOVED FROM THIS IMAGE) Lonnie Walker IV of the San Antonio Spurs poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG Training Center on August 12, 2018 in Tarrytown, New York.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The NBA Summer League has always been a place where we get to witness several under-the-radar players enjoy incredible performances. This year has been no different, with a plethora of players putting up completely dominant showings so far. Here are five players who have made the most noise so far.

5. Tacko Fall, Boston Celtics

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 24: Tacko Fall #24 of the UCF Knights dunks the ball against the Duke Blue Devils in the second round game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Fall is proving to be exactly what the Celtics are looking for. In 21 minutes, the 7-foot-7 center has produced 18 points, six rebounds, and two blocks to go with a great plus/minus of +27. He's most certainly pushing for a roster spot come opening night of the NBA season.

4. Ignas Brazdeikis, New York Knicks

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 07:  Ignas Brazdeikis #17 of the New York Knicks drives against Jack Salt #38 of the Phoenix Suns during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Many were expecting the Knicks top draft pick RJ Barrett to be the first one to produce a breakout performance in the summer league, but that has yet to happen. However, their second-round pick in Brazdeikis played incredibly well in his first game, posting a game-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the floor, with 8 rebounds and 2 assists. He's most certainly earned his rookie contract so far.

3. Chris Clemons, Houston Rockets

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08:   The Houston Rockets, includeing Chris Paul #3 and James Harden #13, stand for the National Anthem before their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Clemons has been a walking bucket in the summer league so far. He was the nation's third-leading scorer at Campbell last season, and is continue to score as such playing professional basketball. Clemons dropped 25 points in his summer league debut with a whopping seven three-pointers in the third quarter, then put up 22 points in his second game. He's looking like an undrafted steal for the Rockets so far.

2. Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans Pelicans

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Jaxson Hayes reacts after being drafted with the eighth overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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With Zion Williamson sitting out for the rest of the Summer League with a knee injury, The 6-foot-11 Hayes has opened eyes, dropping 28 points with 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 20 minutes during his debut. He also put up an absolutely monstrous dunk that will go down as one of the best in summer league history.

1. Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio Spurs

TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12:  Lonnie Walker IV of the San Antonio Spurs poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG Training Center on August 12, 2018 in Tarrytown, New York.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot | Elsa/Getty Images

Walker is delivering on some of that hype that he had when he was drafted 18th overall by the Spurs last year. The 6-foot-5 guard has been on a complete tear, dropping averages of 30 points with 4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and a block. He's most certainly been everything the Spurs have wished for him to be so far. Hopefully he can carry some of that success with him into the regular season.