Jaden Ivey's dominant summer league debut for the Pistons has NBA Twitter raving

Las Vegas, Nevada - After putting on a textbook performance on Thursday night in the NBA Summer League, the Pistons' Jaden Ivey sent social media into a frenzy on Friday as users buzzed about his stellar game.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver (l.) and Jaden Ivey.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver (l.) and Jaden Ivey.  © Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The NBA Summer League is off to an exciting start, with the league's rookie players making bold statements.

Jaden Ivey of the Detroit Pistons led the way in players debuts with a massive performance on the court that has Twitter raving.

Ivey scored a huge 20 points to help lead the Detroit Pistons to a narrow 81-78 victory over Shaedon Sharpe and the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night in Las Vegas.

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Sharpe, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, played only five minutes before exiting the game with a shoulder injury.

The Blazer is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Ivey has his sights set on MVP

Ivey, the No. 5 pick in this year's draft, added six rebounds and six assists to his overall 20 points while knocking down a pair of threes en route to his team-high point total. The 6-foot-4 guard also turned the ball over five times and committed five fouls in 32 minutes.

The 20-year-old Purdue basketball product still believes there is more work to be done as he sets out to achieve his goal of becoming the NBA Summer League MVP.

"I did alright," Ivey said. "...I don't think I played the best game but for the first game, you know it was great and we're just gonna keep rolling and try to win a summer league championships."

The NBA Summer League began on Thursday, July 7 and concludes on Sunday, July 17.

Cover photo: Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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