Yesterday, the NBA Draft took place. Two rounds with a total of 60 picks went by and former BYU Forward, Brandon Davies did not hear his name called. It wasn’t much of a surprise that Davies didn’t drafted, but he was a prospect on the rise after being named MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational & a solid performance at the NBA Combine.
With no team taking a draft pick on Davies, the former Cougar looked to sign for a team’s Summer League squad as an undrafted free agent.
Davies signed with a franchise that is coming off a franchise-record 56 wins this past season, the Los Angeles Clippers.
Undrafted free agent Brandon Davies will play with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer league team.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 28, 2013
Davies will compete with the Clippers Summer Team in Las Vegas. The Vegas Summer League goes through July 12-21.
The Clippers just acquired Head Coach Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics in a trade. The Clips are also going to be trying to sign Chris Paul to a new contract. Paul, an unrestricted free agent is expected to sign with the Clips now that Rivers is the coach.
The Clips have 10 players from last year’s roster that are unrestricted free agents this season. They are a young, tough, and athletic front-court. Could be a nice spot for Davies if he stands out in the Summer Camp.
Best-case scenario for Davies initially is to make the fall training camp roster, and have an opportunity to run with the veterans and have a chance to make the roster.
All of the BYU fans in the Vegas area need to go out to the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion to cheer on Davies.
There’s a high possibility that Jimmer Fredette will be on the roster for the Sacramento Kings Summer Team. The Kings will also be playing in Las Vegas.