Former NM State stars Jemerrio Jones, Trevelin Queen sign NBA summer league deals


LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (KTSM) – Former New Mexico State basketball player Trevelin Queen will play for the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA Summer League, the team announced on Sunday.

Queen starred for the Aggies from 2018-2020, making his mark in the NCAA Tournament in 2019. After leaving NMSU, the Maryland native played for the Houston Rockets’ G League team in 2021, averaging 10 points per game.

Earlier this summer, Queen also played for Eberlein Drive in The Basketball Tournament, a high-profile, $1 million tournament showcased on ESPN throughout July and August.

In the TBT, Queen played well, showcasing his athleticism, three-point shot and defensive capabilities. It clearly made an impression on NBA teams and resulted in his invitation to the Lakers’ summer league roster.

If Queen plays well in the coming days for the Lakers, it could lead to a training camp invitation from the Lakers, or another NBA team. If that happens, Queen will be one step closer to fulfilling his NBA dream.

Another former Aggie, Jemerrio Jones, will also play at NBA Summer League. Jones was picked up for the two-week event by the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

Jones has already played in the League for two teams, the Lakers and the Washington Wizards, in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, respectively.

The NBA Summer League will be held Aug. 3-17 in Utah, Sacramento and Las Vegas.

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