Former Husker center Aleks Maric's attempt to earn a roster spot in the NBA got into full swing Monday, July 7, as he had a strong start in the opening game of the Orlando Pro Summer League.
An undrafted free agent, Maric signed a summer league contract with the Indiana Pacers, one of six NBA teams competing in the league. Maric will be playing against many NBA veterans and some of the top rookies in last month's NBA Draft, including the top two picks in Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) and Michael Beasley (Miami Heat).
Maric showed the same consistent play Husker fans came to know throughout his career as he came off the bench for more than 18 minutes of action. The 6-11, 270-pound Maric hit 3-of-4 shots from the floor for six points while adding four rebounds, including a pair of offensive boards, as Indiana cruised past Oklahoma City, 95-78, in the first game of the summer league schedule Monday.