The Daily Sauce — July 4, 2022: Former Noles Prepare for First NBA Summer League
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The Daily Sauce — July 4, 2022: Former Noles Prepare for First NBA Summer League

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Lead Story

For the first time since 2018, Florida State didn’t have a player selected in the NBA Draft, but three undrafted free agents will try to make their presences felt.

John Butler, Malik Osborne and Anthony Polite will all take part in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The league lasts from July 7 to July 17.

Butler was recently signed by the New Orleans Pelicans. A 7-foot-1 forward with virtually limitless range, Butler averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in his only season at FSU. Butler shot nearly 40% from deep.

Osborne, who will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was a leader for the Seminoles before his 2021-22 season was cut short by injury. In 17 games, Osborne averaged 10 points and nearly seven rebounds.

A 5-year player for FSU, Polite will play for the San Antonio Spurs. An FSU legacy, Polite is a big guard with the ability to shoot the 3-pointer and get to the basket. Like Osborne, Polite also had his final season derailed by injuries. He averaged 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 24 games for the Seminoles last season.

Some teams have yet to finalize their Summer League rosters, but a handful of other former FSU players could also be part of the league. RaiQuan Gray and Balsa Koprivica are slated to the play for the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons, respectively.

Between the Lines for July 3, 2022

No athletic events scheduled.

On the Agenda for July 4, 2022

No athletic events scheduled.

Rolling News and Notes

Six key FSU football recruiting targets are close to making a decision, Noles247 reported.

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Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.