The 2013 NBA Summer League, both the Las Vegas and Orlando portions, presents a multi-week opportunity for players to transition from unknown to, well, known. Many players did so, but these seven players should be able to remain in the latter category.
Not all of them will, and that's the problem with summer league in a nutshell. For every handful of players who emerge against the weak competition, only one or two manage to remain prominent NBA players. Many more flame out against the sport's highest-quality players.
It's important to take everything about summer league with a grain of salt, but these seven players have broken out and should continue to remain quality players (to varying degrees, of course).
For the purposes of this slideshow, I'm focusing only on the true hidden gems. Members of the 2013 draft class—even those who went undrafted—are not eligible, and there's a strict ban on players who are already familiar to NBA fans.
Even guys like Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb are considered too well known for the purposes of this piece. They may be gems, but they're not hidden. Jackson broke out a bit during the postseason and was expected to thrive in summer league. Lamb is still only one year removed from being a lottery pick.
These guys are flying under the radar, but they won't be for long.