Aussies in NBA: Mangok Mathiang makes highlights in Hornets Summer League win

The Charlotte Hornets won 95-81 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in day 4 of the Orlando Summer League. Australian big man Mangok Mathiang played 21 minutes and contributed 8 points (4/5), 4 rebounds and a block.

Mathiang made the highlights today with a baseline cut and finish in the second quarter, followed by an emphatic block on Dylan Ennis shortly after.

His other buckets included a put-back, and a turnaround hook shot from the low post late in the third quarter, and an easy lay-in from a lob pass during the fourth quarter. More than anything else, Mathiang showed his ability to score in a variety of ways, mostly when he's established position close to the rim.

Mangok Mathiang's Orlando Pro Summer League stats

  • 4 Jul, Charlotte Hornets v Oklahoma City Thunder

    • 21 minutes, 8 points (4/5 FG, 0/0 FT), 4 rebounds

  • 2 Jul, Indiana Pacers v Charlotte Hornets

    • 15 minutes, 3 points (0/2 FG, 3/4 FT), 4 rebounds

  • 1 Jul, Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat:

    • 10 minutes, 3 points (1/4 FG, 1/2 FT), 6 rebounds

Watch out for Mathiang as the Charlotte Hornets play the Detroit Pistons tomorrow.