July 31, 2014
Reno high school graduate Olek Czyz will play with the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Summer League next month.
It's the second time he'll compete in the league; also suiting up for the Chicago Bulls last year.
Czyz played pro basketball in Rome last season, averaging 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game. He helped Virtus Roma reach the Serie A Finals, where they lost to defending champion Montepaschi Siena.
He played three seasons at Nevada, being named first team All-WAC his senior year. He averaged 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game that season.
Czyz will also play for the Polish Senior National team this summer at the 2013 Eurobasket in Slovenia. He helped the U-20 Polish national team win a pair of bronze medals back in 2009 and 2010.
The NBA Summer League runs July 12th through the 22nd in Las Vegas.