SAN FRANCISCO, California – The NBA draft only consists of two rounds and 60 picks in total. This is the primary reason why many talents in college basketball remain undrafted.
Big names and large contributors remain outside the draft line, but luckily, there is one undrafted player who got a call from the Golden State Warriors.
Bryce Alford, a sharpshooter from UCLA, got a call from the Warriors after the 2017 NBA Draft was finished. He was asked to join the summer league team in Las Vegas, and he accepted it.
In Alford’s Tweet, he said that he is excited and grateful about the summer league and being able to showcase his talent for the champions.
Alford is the son of Steve Alford who is the coach at UCLA. Bryce has a record of 141 games within his four years of stay in UCLA. He averaged 15.4 points each game in his last three seasons. He is also one of the high-scoring players in his team.
Alford’s last season was the most remarkable one. Taking advantage of the open shots provided by the point guard, Lonzo Ball, he earned more points over his percentage last year. He garnered a career-high 4 of 8 field goal percentage and 43 percent beyond the arc, making 116 out of his 270 three-pointer shots.
As of now, the rookie is still unlikely to get into the Warriors regular season roster. However, the summer league will give him foundations for his future career in pro basketball. It is certain that Alford will proceed to pros soon enough. There might be other teams who are looking for his talent, or if he doesn’t land a spot on an NBA roster, it is still possible that he can get one in Warrior’s D-League roster in Santa Cruz
The summer league in Las Vegas will be held on July 8. The Warriors summer league team will be playing against the 76’rs and Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.Other players who are expected to play for the Golden State are Kevon Looney, Damian Jones, Patrick McCaw, and Jordan Bell.