The “third round” of the NBA Draft is underway. That’s when GM’s and assistant GM’s start calling the undrafted and offer deals to summer league and/or training camp.
As of Saturday, the Nets have been linked in media reports to six undrafted players, most if not all of whom worked out for them:
Jake Wiley of Eastern Washington, Jeremy Senglin of Weber State, Milton Doyle of Loyola Chicago, Tahjere McCall of Tennessee State, Rodney Pryor of Georgetown, Kamari Murphy of Miami, a Brooklyn native.
Of the four, Wiley seems like the player the Nets are most interested in. According to CBS Sports and ESPN, Wiley has a two-way contract with Brooklyn and Long Island. He and Senglin have partial guarantees. Also, according to reports, Senglin, the most prolific three point shooter in the NCAA Division 1 last year, got money.
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports tweeted the news on Wiley and noted that he’ll have one of the two two-way G-League deals permitted under the new CBA.
Jake Wiley has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Brooklyn Nets, a source tells @CBSSports. He’ll be on a two-way contract.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) June 23, 2017
Wiley is a fascinating prospect. An athletic 6’7” power forward with a defensive bent, he averaged 21.1 points a game and 9.2 rebounds for Eastern Washington, shooting well but mainly utilizing his athleticism. His max vertical approaches 40”.
Norlander profiled his journey a month ago.
Mike Scotto tweeted out the news that Doyle has signed a summer league deal.
Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a Summer League deal with Milton Doyle, a league source told Basketball Insiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 23, 2017
Doyle is a 6’4” shooting guard out of Loyola Chicago, where he put up solid numbers this season. He shot 37 percent from three, grabbed five boards and handed out four assists for the Ramblers.
Mike Helfgot of the Chicago Tribune profiled him a month ago as well.
Scotto broke the news about Murphy as well.
Brooklyn Nets and Kamari Murphy (Miami) have agreed to a Summer League deal, league sources told Basketball Insiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 23, 2017
Murphy is a 6’8” power forward who grew up in Brooklyn and played AAU ball on Long Island. Murphy, a powerful athlete, played at Lincoln High School, the same school that produced Isaiah Whitehead.
Miami published this profile of him earlier this season.
Blessed that I have the opportunity to play for the Brooklyn Nets summer league team in Vegas! pic.twitter.com/VRrIibTc6W— Tahjere McCall (@215tahj) June 23, 2017
A 6’5” shooting guard and defensive specialist, McCall started out at Niagara before transferring to Tennessee State. He was twice named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Not a shooter but known for his toughness.
Torrance Jones of Mid Major Madness profiled him last December.
Former Hoya shooting guard Rodney Pryor has signed with the Brooklyn Nets to play on their summer league team.— The Hoya Sports (@thehoyasports) June 24, 2017
Pryor led the Hoyas in scoring (18.0) and 3-point shooting (41.2%) from the guard spot during his one season at Georgetown after stops at Robert Morris and the junior college ranks. He’s 6’5”. Fran Fraschilla called him a sleeper pick before the draft. The Harlem Globetrotters drafted him No. 1 on their draft Saturday.
Casual Hoya, the SB Nation fan blog for Georgetown basketball, profiled him earlier this month.
The Nets summer league team is expected to include Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, Isaiah Whitehead, Archie Goodwin, Spencer Dinwiddie and Prince Ibeh.