Brisbane Bullet Torrey Craig is on fire playing for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League.
In a stellar performance against the Houston Rockets, Craig finished with a double-double. The popular swingman dropped 27 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Craig’s impressive performance comes as no surprise to those down under, following an incredible 2016/17 season with the Brisbane Bullets.
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In a post-game interview Craig praised the physicality of the NBL for his continued development.
“The Bullets boys are really physical in training every day, so it really prepares you for what you get out here: you’re already prepared for it,” Craig said.
So far, none of Craig’s Brisbane Bullets teammates have claimed responsibility for grooming him towards a potential contract with the NBA.
Continuing to remark on the experience gained through his three years in the NBL, Craig said: “I’m glad I chose to go to Australia. It’s really helped shape my game to where it is now. I’m very proud of that.”
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Brisbane Bullets General Manager Richard Clarke said the team is continually impressed and proud of Craig’s development.
“It’s always inspiring to watch an athlete like Torrey go from strength-to-strength,” he said.
“NBA is TC’s ultimate dream, and if a contract is offered we would be thrilled to have been a part of his journey towards it,”
“For now, we’ll continue to enjoy his Las Vegas performances and stay focused on ensuring that the Bullets build a strong roster for the coming season,” Mr Clarke said.
Craig’s 2016/17 season with the Bullets earned him NBL’s Best Defensive Player and a spot on the All NBL Seconds.
At the Bullets Season Awards, Craig picked up the Leroy Loggins MVP – as voted by the NBL, players, members and the media – while also collecting the Ladbrokes Members MVP, reflecting his popularity with Bullets season members.