And then, there were 20.
The Nets on Tuesday added forward Nuni Omot out of Baylor to their training camp roster. Omot, a 6’9” stretch 4 out of Baylor, had been working out with the Nets for the past several weeks. He was not on hand for Monday’s Media Day but will participate in Tuesday’s first practice.
Mike Scotto broke the news on Twitter.
The Brooklyn Nets and former Baylor forward Nuni Omot have agreed to terms on an Exhibit 10 deal, league sources told The Athletic.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 25, 2018
Omot, who went undrafted, joins Brooklyn after playing the past two seasons at Baylor University. In his senior campaign, Omot appeared in 34 games (19 starts), averaging 9.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.7 minutes per contest.
He shot 48.9 percent (109-of-223) overall from the field and a 43.3 clip (52-of-120) from 3-point range, which was fifth among all Big 12 players. Prior to Baylor, Omot began his college career at Concordia University in Minnesota (2014-15) before transferring to Indian Hills Community College in Iowa (2015-16).
He had been regarded as a draft sleeper because of his shooting and athleticism, but was hurt by his age. Omot’s family was forced to flee their native Ethiopia during a civil war with Eritrea in the early 1990s and he was born in a Kenyan refugee camp in 1994. The 24-year-old ultimately emigrated to the U.S.
Omot was a member of the Golden State Warriors’ 2018 Summer League team. He played in five games, averaging 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11.6 minutes.
He will wear No. 7, last worn by Jeremy Lin.