June 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgetown University junior men's basketball player DaJuan Summers (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft on Thursday night in New York City.
A 6-8, 243-pound forward, Summers was the fifth pick of the round and the 35th pick overall.
Summers scored 1,129 points over 101 games at Georgetown, earning him a tie for 29th on the all time scoring leader list. In addition to averaging 11.2 points per game, his three-year career saw him average 4.4 rebounds. He leaves Georgetown ranked seventh all-time in three-point field goals made with 145.
As a junior during the 2008-09 season, Summers led the team in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game. He was third on the team in rebounding with 4.1 boards per game, hit a team-high 52 three-point field goals and was fourth on the team in field goal percentage, connecting on 47.4 percent of his shots from the field.
During his sophomore year in 2007-08, Summers was a Second Team All-District 4 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while scoring in double figures 20 times.
Summers was an All-BIG EAST Rookie selection during the 2006-07 season, helping the Hoyas to a 30-7 overall record, the NCAA Final Four and to the BIG EAST Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles, respectively. He started 34 of 37 games and finished fourth on the team with 9.2 points per game, grabbed 3.7 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 42 three-pointers. When Georgetown won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship, Summers was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in the team's three wins.
He posted a career high in scoring with 24 points against South Florida on February 5, 2008 and in rebounding with 14 at Marquette on March 1, 2008.
Georgetown has a long tradition of sending players on to the professional ranks. In the last three years alone, more Georgetown men's basketball players (4) have been selected in the NBA Draft than any other team in the BIG EAST Conference. A total of 55 Georgetown basketball alumni have either been drafted by NBA teams and/or have had playing experience in the league.