Mitrou-Long to participate in summer leagues with Pacers and Magic; Thomas with Raptors

Former Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long will participate in two of the NBA’s summer leagues next month. Cyclone Fanatic publisher Chris Williams has reported Mitrou-Long will spend the Orlando summer league with the Indiana Pacers then play for the Orlando Magic in the Vegas summer league.

He has also reported Matt Thomas will spend the summer league with the Toronto Raptors. This news comes after Monte Morris was drafted in the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets and Deonte Burton signed on with the Minnesota Timberwolves to participate in the summer league.

Mitrou-Long averaged a career-high 15.1 points per game during his senior season in Ames. He shot 38.4 percent from 3-point range with 98 makes.

Thomas poured in a career-high 12.3 points per game during his last season in cardinal and gold. He shot 44.5 percent 3-point range and close to 90 percent from the free throw line.

The Orlando Summer League will run from July 1-6 then the Vegas Summer League will be July 7-17. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on the former Cyclones’ quest to reach the NBA.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.