Undrafted NBA Free Agents 2020: Latest Details on Top Rookie Signings

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2020

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Kansas finished the season No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, FIle)
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Dreams came true Wednesday when 60 players heard their names called at the 2020 NBA draft.

The dreams for those who were not called may have been dealt a temporary blow, but there have been plenty of undrafted free agents to make an impact in the league. The next batch of such players are looking for homes and at least have more flexibility to choose their destinations than their counterparts who were picked.

Here is a look at some of the latest reported developments for the top rookies still available after the draft:

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Top undrafted players: Devon Dotson, Killian Tillie, Nate Hinton Josh Hall, Karim Mane, Markus Howard, Ty-Shon Alexander, Mason Jones, Paul Eboua, Nathan Knight, Naji Marshall, Kaleb Wesson, Myles Powell, Ashton Hagans, Lamine Diane, Kahlil Whitney, Freddie Gillespie, Tres Tinkle

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Top undrafted players (cnt'd): Louis Olinde, Mamadi Diakite, Malik Fitts, Lamar Stevens, Anthony Lamb, Trevelin Queen, Yoeli Childs, Tres Tinkle, Nate Darling, Omer Yurtseven, Nenad Dimitrijevic, Trent Forrest, Borisa Simanic, Tyrique Jones, Kristian Doolite, Jake Toolson https://t.co/CRC1NcPMHb

One of the best players in all of college basketball will join the Chicago Bulls in Kansas' Devon Dotson:

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

Undrafted Kansas guard Devon Dotson is signing with the Chicago Bulls, source tells ESPN. Dotson is a Chicago native who grew up idolizing Derrick Rose.

Penn State's Lamar Stevens, who led the team in scoring, is going to the Cleveland Cavaliers:

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Undrafted Penn State forward Lamar Stevens has agreed to a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Kentucky playmaker Ashton Hagans is going to the Minnesota Timberwolves:

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Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Undrafted Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans has agreed to a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Houston's Nate Hinton is headed to the Dallas Mavericks:

Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky

Nate Hinton has accepted a two-way deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to his agent Tallen Todorovich. This was my Interview with the @UHCougarMBK star: https://t.co/OESl4hND8P

The Mavs also came to terms on a deal with Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie:

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Source: Mavs have agreed to terms with undrafted Baylor C/PF Freddie Gillespie.

Gonzaga star Killian Tillie will join the Memphis Grizzlies:

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

French F Killian Tillie of Gonzaga is signing a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, his agent Andy Shiffman of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.

Butler guard Sean McDermott and WCC Defensive Player of the Year Jahlil Tripp of Pacific will also join the Grizzlies:

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Undrafted Butler guard Sean McDermott has agreed to a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

The WCC’s Defensive Player of the Year — guard Jahlil Tripp of Pacific — is signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, his agent Daniel Green tells ESPN.

Arkansas guard Mason Jones will sign with the Houston Rockets:

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Arkansas guard Mason Jones will sign a two way contract with the Houston Rockets, a source told ESPN. Jones led the SEC in scoring this past season.

New Mexico State guard Trevelin Queen will do the same:

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

Undrafted free agent guard Trevelin Queen of New Mexico State has reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Marquette guard Markus Howard, who was one of the best scorers in all of college basketball, is joining the Denver Nuggets:

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Undrafted Marquette guard Markus Howard has agreed to a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

UAB guard Nate Darling will sign with the Charlotte Hornets:

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

UAB guard Nate Darling is signing a two-way deal with Charlotte, his agents Mike George and Nate Daniels of @OneLegacySports tell ESPN.

WCC leading scorer Jordan Ford of Saint Mary's is going to the Los Angeles Clippers:

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

Undrafted free agent Jordan Ford of Saint Mary’s — WCC leading scorer and 12th in nation — signing with the Los Angeles Clippers on an Exhibit 10 deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Michigan's Zavier Simpson is heading to the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers:

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Michigan's Zavier Simpson has agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Xavier forward Naji Marshall agreed to a two-way deal with the New Orleans Pelicans:

Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11

Naji Marshall from the Xavier Musketeers has verbally agreed to a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, per source.

William & Mary center Nathan Knight reached an agreement with the Atlanta Hawks:

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

Undrafted William & Mary center Nathan Knight is signing a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks, source tells ESPN.

Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander is going to the Phoenix Suns on a two-way contract:

Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11

Ty-Shon Alexander of the Creighton Bluejays has agreed to a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns, per source.

Florida State point guard Trent Forrest will call Utah home after inking a two-day deal with the Jazz:

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Florida State point guard Trent Forrest is signing a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Georgetown big man Omer Yurtseven agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder:

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

Yahoo Sources: Undrafted free agent Omer Yurtseven - seven-footer from Georgetown - reached agreement with Oklahoma City Thunder on an Exhibit 10 contract. Posted 15.5 pts, 9.8 rebs and 1.5 blks last season.

Josh Hall, another big man who's making the NBA jump from Moravian Prep, is also going to OKC:

Jake @jakeweingarten

Source to @Stockrisers: The Oklahoma City Thunder and Josh Hall have agreed to a deal. One of the top UDFA’s available is headed to OKC.


The coming days will surely bring more news as teams look for the next undrafted star waiting to be discovered who could follow in the footsteps of Ben Wallace, Bruce Bowen, Avery Johnson and others.

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