’18 Ship Alumnus plays in games for Golden State Warriors

Shippensburg University men’s basketball alumnus Dustin Sleva played in two games for the Golden State Warriors at the 4th Annual California Classic, which took place July 2-5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Sleva totaled 12 points and six assists over the course of 29 minutes and shot 5-of-6 from the field.

Sunday’s game

In Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sleva scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting, including a three-pointer. He also recorded an assist in 13 minutes of action.

In Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat, Sleva was in some foul trouble but still managed five points on 2-of-2 shooting, including a three-pointer, and tied for the team high with five assists. He also had two rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes of action.

Who is Sleva

Sleva, a two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-American, is Shippensburg’s all-time leading scorer (2,071 points – eighth in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history), all-time leading rebounder (1,140 – tenth in PSAC history), and all-time leader in double-doubles (58). He is the only SU player, and one of just four in PSAC history, to finish a career with at least 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

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He recently completed his fourth season for Paris Basketball, a team in France’s top-tier professional league. In 2021-22, Sleva played in 34 games and averaged 11.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He shot 51 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, and posted double-digit points in 19 contests.

About the California Classic

The California Classic is a summer basketball showcase that features four NBA teams (Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat) facing off against each other in three days of games over the July 4 holiday (no games on Independence Day). The teams primarily consist of 2022 NBA Draft picks, second-year pros and others vying for NBA roster spots.

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