Undrafted NBA Free Agents 2013: Tracking Top Remaining Players

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 29, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Michael Snaer #21 of the Florida State Seminoles prepares to take a free throw against the Brigham Young Cougars during their first round game of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center on November 16, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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There were 60 names called in the 2013 NBA draft and those players were all obviously thrilled to be selected by an NBA team. 

For a lot of other guys, however, they are now waiting for a call from a team to see if they can try to prove that they belong on an NBA roster.

Some players that went undrafted have already found teams that have picked them up to give them a chance at impressing the organization, while others are still waiting for that chance.

Here are just a few big names that have yet to find a team at the moment, and will hopefully get a chance in the near future.

Michael Snaer (SG, Florida State)

This year’s draft provided plenty of depth in the backcourt, and unfortunately for Snaer, this meant that he was snubbed from being drafted on Thursday. 

It was a combination of bad timing and not being an ideal fit that left Snaer without a team once the draft was over.  He was a great college player with the Seminoles, helping lead them to an ACC championship back in 2012.

Unfortunately, the 23-year-old prospect decided to finish his senior year before going pro, and he was pushed out of the draft thanks to talented guards like Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Tony Snell and plenty of other names at the shooting guard position.

Snaer isn’t the most ideal scorer at the shooting guard position, and that may have made NBA teams hesitant as well.  He has a decent perimeter game, but other than that he wasn’t excellent at creating his own shots inside the arc in college.

If he wants to play in the NBA, the former Seminole will need to prove himself if he gets a call from a team. Otherwise his future will be even more uncertain than it is now.


Trevor Mbakwe (PF, Minnesota)

A torn ACL in the 2011-12 season gave Mbakwe another year of eligibility last season, and the opportunity certainly paid off at the college level.  Still, team scouts decided to not take a shot on the sixth-year senior, who's currently 24 years old.

While playing in the tough Big Ten conference, Mbakwe was still able to put up impressive numbers.  He averaged 10.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting a very respectable 56.5 percent from the field.

The injury concerns combined with his age heading into the NBA make him less of an ideal pick than foreign options apparently, and Mbakwe is now patiently waiting for his phone to ring to land a spot in the summer league.

Based off Mbakwe's career at Minnesota, this is one player that shouldn’t be without a team for too long.


B.J. Young (SG, Arkansas)

An electric freshman season made Young one of the more talked about players in the SEC back in 2012.  Rather than enter the NBA draft, Young decided to stay and build off a fantastic first year to try to make a push into the NBA lottery.

Things didn’t go as planned for Young last season.  His shooting dropped from 50.4 to 44.9 percent, and his three-point shooting dropped even further, going from 41.3 to 22.7 percent.

This was a guy that could have become a big name in college, but he left instead after only two seasons.  He will now have a lot of adversity to work through, and he needs to show the league that he has the stuff he demonstrated back in his freshman season.