During the 2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, Tyler Wilkerson averaged 11 point, 6.6 rebounds helping the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team to go undefeated.
Though he did sign a deal to play overseas with Galil Gilboa, in an interview with the dailymail.com, Wilkerson is hoping to build on his performance from Las Vegas and earn a spot with the Spurs this upcoming season:
“I’m on a mission,” Wilkerson said in a phone interview Monday from San Antonio, where he is working out in hopes of parlaying his summer performance into a full-time roster spot with the Spurs.
“I’m out here working, doing everything I can to make this team.”
On his contract with Galil Gilboa:
“It’s a deal we had on the table for some time,” Wilkerson said. “I have it in case I don’t make an NBA team. It’s a great situation for me.”
In the interview, Wilkerson did mention the Spurs keep calling him back which is a good sign for the young man from Marshall.
I had a chance to be in Las Vegas to cover the Spurs summer league team and he did leave an impression on me. He is an athletic big man the Spurs do need. However, he is still a bit raw but one thing is for sure, he can finish at the rim. Ask Memphis Grizzlies’ Hasheem Thabeet.