Yogi Ferrell signs summer league deal with the Brooklyn Nets

  • 06/24/2016 9:18 am in

After not being selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, it appears Yogi Ferrell will get an opportunity to play his way into the league with the Brooklyn Nets.

Ferrell’s mother, Dr. Lydia Ferrell, tweeted early Friday morning that the “Brooklyn Nets will soon see that they have a gem. Yogi will continue to rise to the top! Yogi NEVER disappoints!”

Undrafted free agents typically sign deals to play in the summer league with the hopes of securing an invite to training camp in the fall.

Brooklyn opens summer league play on July 9 in Las Vegas. The Nets finished last season just 21-61 and are in the midst of a major rebuild.

The Nets, using the No. 20 pick acquired in a trade that sent Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers, selected Michigan’s Caris LeVert in the first round of Thursday’s draft. Brooklyn also drafted Seton Hall’s Isiah Whitehead in the second round with a pick acquired from the Utah Jazz.

More importantly for Ferrell, Brooklyn’s point guard situation is far from settled.

The team holds a $6.3 million option on Jarrett Jack while Shane Larkin has a player option for $1.5 million. Donald Sloan is a free agent.

The Nets might have the most cap space available of any NBA team this offseason at more than $55 million.

Ferrell, a unanimous all-Big Ten selection as a senior at Indiana, averaged 14.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds over 137 career games for the Hoosiers.

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