Apr 15, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Marquis Teague (12) drives up against New York Knicks center Cole Aldrich (45) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. New York Knicks won 109-98. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Marquis Teague will find role in NBA one day


Marquis Teague is one of the most forgotten players in Kentucky Basketball history in my opinion, and that’s because he played with a loaded college team that was led by one of the best players to ever put on a Kentucky uniform in Anthony Davis.

Anybody that knows basketball knows that Kentucky wouldn’t have one the title without Teague’s late emergence in the NCAA Tournament. Ever since Teague left his freshman season and declared for the NBA draft he has struggled to find his role in the NBA. Teague was drafted by the Chicago Bulls who already had a great point guard in Derrick Rose, and another good backup in Nate Robinson at the time so that wasn’t a good fit for Teague from the beginning.

Last season Teague was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and only plays a couple minutes a game if he even gets in at all. A lot of people may have given up on Teague, but he showed today why he can be a good NBA point guard in the future.

Teague started off his summer league performance with a 14 point performance, and a couple of nice assist. I am not sure if he will stay with the Nets, but I do think he finds a role in the league one day.

Other Kentucky players playing soon are Julius Randle, and DeAndre Liggins who will be playing for the Detroit Pistons.

James Young will not play for the Boston Celtics yet; because of a neck injury he suffered in a car wreck before the NBA draft.

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