Nets Summer League: Get to know Jeremy Senglin

SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 21: Gabe York
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 21: Gabe York /

As we near the first day of the Las Vegas Summer League, fans hope their beloved team struck gold on a player, or two. For the Brooklyn Nets, they have signed two players to partially guaranteed deals: Jake Wiley and Jeremy Senglin. Today, we breakdown former Weber State sharpshooter, Jeremy Senglin.


Age: 22
Height/Weight: 6’2″ / 195 lbs
Position: PG/SG
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
College: Weber State 
2016-17 College Statistics: 36 minutes/game, 21 PPG, 4 RPG, 3 APG, 43% 3PT
Draft: Undrafted

It should come as no surprise the Nets are extremely interested in what Jeremy Senglin brings to the table. As a senior, he was one of the premier three-point shooters in all of college basketball. His 113 makes from distance placed him 4th amongst all other players in the NCAA for that category.

He will be serving as a two-way player for Brooklyn in the upcoming season, meaning he is eligible to play for both the Long Island and Brooklyn Nets.

Senglin does a fantastic job of maneuvering his way through defenses and uses his impressive basketball IQ to find open shots. One of the most intriguing aspects of his game is his ability to score at a high, but efficient level. He posted a 64% True Shooting Percentage while hoisting up almost 15 shots (9 threes) per game.

Luckily for the Nets, Senglin is more than a one-dimensional shooter. He has a very tight handle on the basketball and is always a threat to attack the basket. His deadly outside shooting stroke forces defenders to extend outside the 3-point line, which opens up the floor for his teammates.

Here’s a quick peak at Senglin’s skill-set. Notice the confidence he displays. Always looking for his shot, and hey, when you shoot efficiently, why not?

Kid can fill it up. Remember, Damian Lilliard was also a four-year player for Weber State. When you watch Lilliard, it looks like he was born to score the basketball, and the same can be argued for Senglin. I’m not saying Senglin is the next Dame, as their games differ in many ways, but both are efficient scoring guards, with the same alma mater.

Also, in the last clip, with Senglin running the fastbreak, I can’t help but notice a little (very, very little) bit of Steph Curry. Maybe it’s because he’s wearing #30. Or, it’s the way he’s shifting gears and remaining a threat to score at all times.

Either way, if Senglin doesn’t end up being the next Damian Lilliard or Steph Curry, there will still be a place for him in the NBA. He’s exactly the type of player Sean Marks has been searching for: an under-the-radar, efficient shooter who has the ability to grow and mature into a dynamic playmaker.

Next: Nets Summer League: Get to know Jake Wiley

He’ll have his first chance to show other teams what could have been on July 7th. For now, I think Brooklyn fans should be excited about the possibilities Senglin brings to the table. Even though their backcourt is overloaded with youthful talent, Senglin has an opportunity to see time in a Nets uniform next season.

The Nets need a break. They’ve been on the wrong end of the spectrum too many times in recent memory. Jeremy Senglin could help turn the tides in Brooklyn.

Probability of Jeremy Senglin making the opening day roster: 20%