It was only a quick glimpse but a glimpse nonetheless of what Pistons first-round pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could do once he gets acclimated to the speed and spacing of the pro game.

He scored a quick 11 points (19 overall) in the third quarter of the Pistons’ 79-75 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Summer League at Orlando’s Amway Center, doing it in the variety he’ll be expected to do once the real games begin.

His erratic jumper began falling, hitting two 3-pointers sandwiched between a steal and fast-break dunk in the full court, displaying his defensive capabilities.

Then, he came off a screen on what looked like a set play, hitting a mid-range jumper that’s become a lost art in recent years for this team, getting fouled in the process and completing a three-point play.

He began bouncing around, looking more confident and sure of himself, being noticeable to teammates, especially Andre Drummond and Peyton Siva, who began looking for Caldwell-Pope on other possessions.

On his last 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, the rookie was a good 5 feet behind the line, looking nothing like the player who struggled in his first two outings.

“I’m gonna knock down one, so it’s just keep shooting,” Caldwell-Pope said.

“I was real comfortable and relaxed. The first two games I was anxious to get out there and rushing a little bit. Today, I was relaxed.”

Several officials sitting courtside remarked how impressed they were at his poise, that he at least appeared like he belonged before his play proved it.

“I wasn’t waiting on it to happen,” Caldwell-Pope said. “I just wanted to knock down some shots.

“It’s just continuing to shoot the ball. It helps a lot. When my offensive game comes I know my defense will be there.”

Before every game, Pistons Summer League coach Maz Trakh asks Caldwell-Pope what is he going to do.

“Shoot,” says the rookie, and Tuesday it finally set in.

“He’s got that question down. He gets an A for that,” Trakh said.

“That’s what he does. When guys come in to their first Summer League, there’s a little pressure to show they deserve where they were picked in the draft.”