Lipscomb alum Garrison Mathews successfully found the three-point line during his first NBA Summer League game as a member of the Washington Wizards.

His team lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 90-72, but it was a successful outing for the former Lipscomb star who led the Bisons to the NIT championship game last winter.

He also contributed to his team in their July 11 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, and he now has a total of 18 NBA points.

His first game on July 9, though, set the stage for his career; and he had a hot start in the losing effort against the Clippers in the game played in the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and broadcast on ESPN3.

The former Bison scored the first three of the game for the Wizards and hit three out of his four shots from the field, for a total of seven points in 19 minutes played.

Mathews went into this game with something to prove in his bid to make it in the NBA, and he did just that.

He continued his campaign for a professional career July 11, when he scored 11 points for the Wizards in their 76-74 squeaker past the Atlanta Hawks.

Here is a tweet from the Washington Wizards page of Mathews. (Mathews is wearing number 24).


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