The Cleveland Cavaliers will add energy ahead Billy Preston to their summer league roster, sources instructed ESPN.
Preston, who’s 6-foot-10, was a five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American in 2017. Known for his athleticism and scoring expertise, he dedicated to Kansas and was as soon as projected as a doable first-round choose.
Preston by no means took the courtroom for the Jayhawks, nonetheless, after he was concerned in an on-campus automotive accident in November that led to an NCAA investigation into his eligibility. The NCAA by no means dominated on the scenario, main Preston to signal to play abroad in Bosnia in January. He performed solely three video games there earlier than an damage compelled him to come house.
NBA scouts had a tough time gathering data on Preston as a result of he had barely performed up to now yr. He additionally declined to participate in 5-on-5 video games in the course of the league’s draft mix.
These components most likely contributed to him going undrafted Thursday. Preston did have personal exercises with quite a few groups.
Yahoo! Sports first reported Preston’s settlement with the Cavs.