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Kansas’ Landen Lucas to play for Boston Celtics summer league team

KU’s Landen Lucas was greeted by fans after the Jayhawks downed Michigan State in the second round NCAA Tournament earlier this year.
KU’s Landen Lucas was greeted by fans after the Jayhawks downed Michigan State in the second round NCAA Tournament earlier this year. rsugg@kcstar.com

Former Kansas power forward Landen Lucas will play NBA summer league basketball for the Boston Celtics, he announced on Twitter.

Lucas, who was not selected in Thursday’s two-round, 60-player NBA Draft, worked out for Atlanta, Detroit, Minnesota, Boston, Denver, Utah, Milwaukee, Sacramento and Oklahoma City in weeks prior to the draft. He considered about five offers to play on NBA summer league teams before choosing the Celtics, a family member said.

Lucas averaged 8.0 points and 8.3 rebounds a game this past season for (31-5) KU.

The Celtics summer league team will play three games in the Utah Jazz Summer League July 3-6 in Salt Lake City. The squad will play in the Las Vegas summer league July 7-17. Lucas will head to Boston for training camp on Wednesday.

KU senior Landen Lucas says farewell after the Jayhawks' 73-63 Senior Night victory over Oklahoma on Feb. 27, 2017, at Allen Fieldhouse.

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