Khem Birch was not picked Thursday in the NBA Draft, but the former UNLV forward picked his spot less than 24 hours later. He is signing as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.
“Khem has a great chance of making their roster,” said Mike George, Birch’s agent.
Birch plans to play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21. One of his Wizards teammates will be former UNR point guard Deonte Burton, who also went undrafted.
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Report: Mohamed Bamba Declares for 2018 NBA Draft
Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2018 NBA draft.
“After an incredibly rewarding year at the University of Texas, I will not be returning to school as I will be entering the NBA draft,” Bamba said in a statement.
Bamba, a 7-foot center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, was one of the top freshmen in college basketball this season. He averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while ranking second nationally in blocks at 3.7 per game. Bamba totaled 15 double-doubles, including eight during an 11-game stretch in January and February.
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