5 Milwaukee Bucks that impressed during 2022 NBA Summer League

Jul 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp
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Had it not been for a crushing one-footed bank shot 3-pointer by Matt Ryan at right the buzzer, the Milwaukee Bucks would have been playing in the 2022 Summer League title game.

Nevertheless, they finished things up with a solid 3-2 record in what was a successful showing in the Summer League. The Bucks had a chance to get a better look at several of their young players over the past few games, and there were certainly some interesting performances. With that said, let us look at five Bucks that turned heads during the 2022 NBA Summer League showcase.

Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp impressed in NBA Summer League

It is not controversial to say that the vast majority of Milwaukee Bucks fans tuned in to watch the 2022 Summer League to see MarJon Beauchamp in action. Milwaukee’s first round selection from this past draft was set to don his Bucks jersey for the first time, and everyone was anxious to see how he would perform, given the expectations fans have for him ahead of this season. Overall, he was solid as he did a little bit of everything for the Bucks when he was on the court.

Offensively, the 21-year-old looked confident with his shots, whether they were from behind the arc, in the mid-range, or right at the rim. He averaged 12.8 points per game in these five contests, having shot 42.6 percent from the floor and 45.8 percent from deep. That 3-point percentage may be the most eye-catching takeaway from Beauchamp’s entire Summer League showcase, as there were concerns regarding his ability to knock down that shot consistently at the NBA level. Though it came in a small sample size, Beauchamp’s outside shot looked great, and hopefully that is a sign of things to come moving forward.

Defensively, the swingman was great throughout the 2022 Summer League, having shown off his versatility on a nightly basis. Beauchamp defended a handful of different positions, having utilized his height and length to pester opponents, which is a positive sign. His shot blocking was stellar in these five games, having totaled five denials. Beauchamp’s defense was a significant reason why the Bucks wanted to select him 24th overall, and he showed signs during the Summer League that he could contribute immediately on that end once the NBA season officially begins.

An area that Beauchamp had some struggles in and should look to improve on is his ball-handling. The swingman had several self-inflicted turnovers due to some sluggish ball control, which he will have to work on throughout the offseason. However, the good certainly outweighed the bad when it came to Beauchamp’s performance in the Summer League. The 21-year-old showed promising signs throughout, and he still has plenty of room to grow moving forward.