Milwaukee Bucks: 3 possible Summer League two-way contract candidates

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Dayton Flyers: Jalen Crutcher
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Jalen Crutcher is a candidate to grab a two-way spot with the Milwaukee Bucks

Jalen Crutcher is my pick out of the players not in the Bucks organization to impress and get a two-way contract with a strong Summer League performance.

He’s another smaller guard (like Trice) at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, but wow, could this dude score the ball with the Dayton Flyers. In four years with Dayton, Crutcher averaged 13.5 points per game, shot 37.5 percent from deep on 5.5 attempts, with a solid 57.1 percent true shooting percentage. In his junior and senior years, Crutcher averaged 16.2 points on 60.2 percent true shooting and a 24.1 percent usage rate.

He’s a very strong pull up shooter that can get good separation on his 3-point jump shots in the pick and roll as well as one-on-one. He isn’t as explosive getting to the rim but does get aggressive against bigs dropping back in pick-and-roll.

In addition to his efficient scoring numbers, Crutcher is also a very good passer. He posted nearly five assists per game in his final two seasons, good for a 26.8 percent assist rate.

Similar to Trice, there isn’t a need for a guard like Crutcher on the roster but at 22 years old, I would be more willing to take a chance at developing him over an older player like they had with Axel Toupane on a two-way contract last season.