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 a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.