Spurs first-round pick Jeremy Sochan ruled out of summer league

San Antonio Spurs first-round pick Jeremy Sochan will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League after previously entering the health and safety protocol, the team announced.

Sochan reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus last week and was ruled out of participating in the Spurs’ summer league training camp. The team officially ruled him out of playing in Las Vegas after he missed a week of practices.

The ninth pick will be with the team in summer league, despite not playing. The team ultimately decided it did not want to risk any potential injury by having Sochan play after sitting out in the week leading up to summer league.

Sochan was named the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year after posting 9.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 30 games. He emerged as an excellent defender with Baylor and affected games in a variety of ways, something the Spurs are hopeful he can do at the next level.

The team ultimately opted to hold Sochan out of the lineup but will have the opportunity to work with him throughout the summer. He represents a big part of the future and the organization will be looking forward to seeing his development in the coming months.

San Antonio tips off its summer league schedule on Friday at 5 p.m. EDT.

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