Kyle Alexander, Keon Johnson to play for NBA summer league championship

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Portland will play New York for the NBA summer league championship Sunday.

Former Vols Kyle Alexander and Keon Johnson will play in the championship game for the Trail Blazers.

Johnson is a second-year NBA player and started last season for Portland. He was acquired at the trade deadline from the Clippers.

Johnson was a two-way player, splitting time between Los Angeles and Agua Caliente, the team’s NBA G-League affiliate based in Ontario, California.

Alexander played for the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League during the 2021-22 season.

The Canadian native was a two-way player for Miami from 2019-20. He split time between Miami and the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Tip off for the championship game is slated for 3 p.m. EDT at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contest will be televised by ESPN.