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    Shurna and Thompson Open Play at NBA Summer League

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Former Wildcat Michael Thompson is playing with the New Orleans Hornets' NBA Summer League team.
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    Former Wildcat Michael Thompson is playing with the New Orleans Hornets' NBA Summer League team.
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    July 13, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern is represented by a pair of recent graduates at this year's NBA Summer League set to tip off Friday in Las Vegas.

    John Shurna, who recently completed his collegiate career as NU's all-time leader in scoring, blocked shots and games played is competing for the Atlanta Hawks. Meanwhile, Michael Thompson, a 2011 graduate who ranks first in Northwestern history in assists, is a member of the New Orleans Hornets contingent.

    The contests are being played from July 13-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the UNLV campus.

    Shurna's Hawks team participates in the opening game of the league as it takes on the Washington Wizards at 3 p.m. Central time on Friday. Thompson and the Hornets face off against Portland in their first game at 9:30 p.m. Central on Sunday.

    All 60 of the Summer League games are being televised by NBA TV, including 39 contests live. A complete schedule for both Atlanta and New Orleans follows below.

    Atlanta Hawks Schedule
    Friday, July 13 - vs. Washington, 3 p.m.
    Sunday, July 15 - vs. San Antonio, 7 p.m. (airs 7/16 at 11 a.m.)
    Monday, July 16 - vs. Boston, 3 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 18 - vs. Dallas, 7 p.m. (airs 7/19 at 3 a.m.)
    Thursday, July 19 - vs. Portland, 5 p.m.

    New Orleans Hornets Schedule
    Sunday, July 15 - vs. Portland, 9:30 p.m.
    Monday, July 16 - vs. Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 18 - vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 20 - vs. Dallas, 9:30 p.m.
    Saturday, July 21 - vs. Golden State, 5:30 p.m.

    Games televised live on NBA TV unless noted. All times Central.

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