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Nets sign undrafted Kentucky forward Nate Sestina to camp deal

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Kentucky Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets have signed undrafted Kentucky stretch 4 Nate Sestina to an Exhibit 10 contract following going undrafted in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. An Exhibit 10 is essentially a training camp invite.

Sestina, who stands at 6’9” with a 230+ pound frame, played four years at Bucknell University and one year as a graduate student at Kentucky.

John Calipari, head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, tweeted out his congratulations to Sestina’s new opportunity with Brooklyn.

Specifically, Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals worth the minimum salary but do not come with compensation protection. The contract can include an optional bonus in the range of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000 if the player does not make it in training camp but signs with the organization’s G League affiliate. No word on whether Sestina received any guarantee.

This is the third pro contract the 23-year-old has signed. Earlier in the year, he signed contracts with Ukraine’s Kyiv and Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod but never played for either of them.

The former Wildcat started nine of the 28 games for Kentucky posting averages of 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.6 blocks in 19.8 minute per outing. While at Kentucky as a stretch 4, Sestina shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range, which was the second-best mark on the team.

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At Bucknell, Sestina became a starter during the 2018-19 season. He started 31 games and averaged 15.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 27.8 minutes per game. He shot

Sestina finished his collegiate career with 1,037 points, 621 rebounds and 86 blocks.