3 Thunder players to monitor during 2024 NBA Summer League

NBA Summer League is officially here, and there are several members of the OKC Thunder who warrant attention.
2022 NBA Salt Lake City Summer League - Oklahoma City Thunder v Utah Jazz
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The OKC Thunder are officially back to playing basketball... sort of.

Monday night is the tip-off to the 2024 NBA Summer League, and taking part during the opener is Oklahoma City, as they are slated to square off against the Philadelphia 76ers.

While they may not have the same make-up as the team that just rattled off 57 wins, clinched the top seed in the Western Conference standings, and took part in their first semifinal matchup in nearly a decade, there are still plenty of reasons for fans to be excited about the club's involvement, and there are several players, in particular, who should draw must-watch attention.

Thunder Player No. 3) Jack Gohlke

Though he may be the biggest long-shot to be on the team's official roster in 2024-25 compared to the others mentioned on this list, Jack Gohlke's presence in Summer League is exciting for a multitude of reasons.

A 2024 March Madness darling who helped guide the Oakland Golden Bears to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011, as well as their first Round of 32 advancement since 1997, Gohlke finds himself coming into the NBA's summer shenanigans fresh off his lone stint at the Division I level of collegiate basketball.

There, he would go on to enter the university's record books, as he wrapped up his lone season with the Golden Bears ranking third in three-point field goals made (137), first in three-point field goal attempts (364), and fifth in three-point field goals made per game (3.8).

On top of his regular season accolades that saw him register averages of 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds on 37.6 percent shooting from distance while earning Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year honors along the way, his efforts would only improve under the bright lights of the postseason, where he would hit the second-most three-pointers in a single NCAA Tournament game (10) during their upset win against Kentucky during the Round of 64.

Constantly throughout his one-and-done stint with Oakland Gohlke found himself defying the odds and exceeding expectations with his on-court play. Now, with the Thunder's G League team, it'll be interesting to see if the sharpshooter can continue his Cinderella Story journey.