Four former Pitt Panthers have taken part in the 2023 NBA Summer League. Justin Champagnie (Boston Celtics), Nike Sibande (Dallas Mavericks), Mo Gueye (Toronto Raptors), and Au’Diese Toney (Orlando Magic) are all trying to make an NBA roster entering training camp.
Champagnie scored the most points of any former Pitt player. The Boston Celtic averaged 13.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game in four contests. He shot over 39% from the field and 30.4% behind the arc. A former All-ACC performer, Champagnie averaged 14.7 points and 8.5 rebounds in two years at Pitt before declaring for the NBA Draft. He completed his sophomore campaign averaging a double-double with 18.0 points and 11.1 rebounds.
Sibande helped guide Pitt to two wins in the NCAA Tournament as the ACC Sixth Man of the Year. He averaged 1.5 points and 4.9 minutes in two total games for Dallas. The 24-year-old Sibande signed as an undrafted free agent and recorded one block and one steal spanning the two games.
Mouhamadou Gueye saw significant playing time during the summer competition. Gueye averaged 7.4 points in 16.8 minutes in five games and shot 44.8% from the floor. He totaled 4.8 rebounds per game, including 2.0 on the offensive glass, for the Raptors. Gueye played one season at Pitt (2021-22) and averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes per contest in 32 games (28 starts).
Toney played nearly 26 minutes per game in three appearances with the Magic. He shot 26.7% from the floor and scored 4.0 points per game. Toney transferred to Arkansas after three seasons with the Panthers from 2018-2021. He scored over 750 points as a Panther before joining the SEC.
The NBA Summer League ends this week with Monday night’s championship game between the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers.