After going unchosen in last month's NBA draft, a former Tiger has now found a home with the Bulls.
Antonio Blakeney, who led LSU basketball in scoring last season, signed a two-way contact with Chicago on Friday, according to an NBA.com report. Blakeney has averaged 16.8 points and 5 rebounds per game so far with the Bulls' Summer League team.
The NBA's new, Two-Way contracts mean Blakeney will also play for the Bulls' G-league affiliate, and he is eligible for up to 45 days this season with the NBA squad. Each team is allowed two, Two-Way players.
Two-way players will make $75,000 guaranteed and will be able to make up to $275,000, depending on the amount of time they spend with the NBA team, according to an NBC Sports report.
Blakeney averaged 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds during his sophomore season, but the Tigers struggled mightily, finishing 10-21.