Detroit Pistons Summer League legends: #4: Alex Acker
Alex Acker has had a forgettable NBA career, only playing 30 games across two seasons. He has also played in Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, and Turkey. Honestly, that’s not a bad career for someone who was selected with the very last pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.
In two seasons of Summer League play with Detroit (2006 and 2007) Acker averaged 16.4 points and in 2007 sealed his spot as Detroit’s third all-time leading summer scorer.
Acker was a threat from deep in July and was a surprisingly good rebounder. Despite his summer prowess, no one ever really thought he stood a chance in the NBA. Coming out of Pepperdine University, the cards weren’t dealt right for him and he was destined for a European career.
In Europe, he is a reliable ten points a night guy who can knock down shots from anywhere. Is he a star? Nope, but he makes an honest living playing the game he loves. Plus, like Garza, he was All-Summer League second team in 2006, and no one can take that away from him.