With the Nets signing of forward Jacob Wiley to a two-way contract, Brooklyn is closing on the 20-player limit for training camp. Wiley, an undrafted 6’8” power forward out of Eastern Washington, brings the Nets camp roster to 18 — 13 players with guaranteed deals and another five with partial guarantees.
Of the five, two —Wiley and Yakuba “Billy” Ouattara — are on two-way deals, a new feature of the NBA collective bargaining agreement. Both will play primarily for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s G-League affiliate.
Wiley’s signing becomes official nearly two months after CBS Sports Matt Norlander and ESPN’s Ian Begley first reported it. Wiley was contacted by the Nets on Draft Night and reports of his signing surfaced two days later.
Wiley appeared in 34 games for Eastern Washington University last season, recording averages of 20.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 34.3 minutes per contest while shooting 64.3 percent (265-of-412) from the field.
He was named the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player and earned first team honors after finishing the season ranked first in the conference in field goal percentage, rebounding and blocked shots per game and sixth in scoring.
The Newport, Wash., native was also named an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press while ranking sixth in NCAA Division I basketball in field goal percentage and eighth in blocked shots per game.
Prior to suiting up for Eastern Washington, Wiley played two seasons (2014-16) for Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and one season (2012-13) for the University of Montana.
He most recently was a member of Brooklyn’s 2017 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, where he played sparingly. He’s been working out in Brooklyn this summer. Wiley was profiled by the Post’s Brian Lewis at the time.
Ouatarra, a new father, has been training with the French national team. He did not play in the summer league, but practiced with the Nets vets in Las Vegas,
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man regular season roster. A two-way player for the Nets will play primarily with the team’s NBA G League affiliate – the Long Island Nets – but can spend up to 45 days with Brooklyn. That doesn’t include time prior to the start of Long Island’s training camp and at the conclusion of their season.
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