Undrafted NBA Free Agents 2017: Latest Details on Top Rookie Signings

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19:  Isaiah Briscoe #13 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives the ball against the Wichita State Shockers in the first half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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While Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the rest of the highly selected players were the primary attractions during Thursday's NBA draft, all hope is not lost for those who were not picked.

After all, players such as Udonis Haslem, Avery Johnson, Bruce Bowen, Brad Miller, John Starks and Ben Wallace all turned in impressive careers at the NBA level despite not hearing their names called on their respective draft days.

Writer CJ Moore provided more reason for optimism for those who weren't selected Thursday:

With that in mind, here is a look at the latest news regarding the undrafted players from the 2017 draft.

          

Latest News on Undrafted Prospects

Villanova's Kris Jenkins will forever be remembered as a college basketball hero for drilling the game-winning three-pointer in the 2016 NCAA title game against North Carolina, but that didn't help him Thursday.

David Aldridge of NBA.com reported he will attend the Washington Wizards' camp. Aldridge also noted another connection to that title game when he cited a source saying North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

He also reported Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem will sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Elsewhere, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Indiana's James Blackmon Jr. will have to start trusting the process after agreeing to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. Charania also reported the Golden State Warriors signed Oregon's Chris Boucher following the draft.

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Dayton's Charles Cooke agreed to a deal with the T'Wolves. Haynes also said Nevada's Cameron Oliver will sign a contract with the Houston Rockets.

What's more, Haynes noted Central Michigan's Marcus Keene will lace it up for the Wizards during NBA Summer League. Keene led the nation in scoring with 30 points a night in his final collegiate campaign.

In the Big Ten, Iowa's Peter Jok will join the New Orleans Pelicans on a free-agent contract, while Haynes said Maryland's Melo Trimble agreed to a deal with the 76ers.

The Sixers also came away with Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, according to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.

Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reported the Wizards agreed to a summer league contract with Florida's Devin Robinson after he scored 11.1 points a night on 39.1 percent shooting from three-point range in 2016-17.

Scotto also noted the Miami Heat reached a Summer League deal with Virginia's London Perrantes.

After adding some depth to their backcourt through the draft, the Los Angeles Lakers continued to do so on the undrafted free agent front by signing South Carolina point guard P.J. Dozier, per Haynes.

The Orlando Magic also added a well-known name, as Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. will reportedly play for the Orlando Magic during the Summer League, according to Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com.

A pair of highly successful Wisconsin Badgers found homes as well in the form of Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig.

Per Jordan Strack of WTOL-11, Hayes will have a golden opportunity to make an NBA roster after agreeing to play for the New York Knicks in the Summer League.

As for Koenig, he is set to join the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Scotto.

Arizona guard Kobi Simmons raised some eyebrows when he decided to enter the draft after his freshman season, and although it didn't pay off, he did come to an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The Toronto Raptors added some potential depth to their frontcourt by signing North Carolina big man Kennedy Meeks to a partially guaranteed deal, according to Charania.

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