Unfortunately, Draft night was disappointment for Yogi Ferrell who didn't get the opportunity to hear his named called. Although Ferrell was not one of the 60 players selected in this years NBA draft, his hoops dreams are not dead. As reported by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, Ferrell has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a Summer League deal with point guard Yogi Ferrell (Indiana), per league sources.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 24, 2016
Ferrell averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 assists last season with the Indiana Hoosiers. Standing at 6-foot and weighing 178 pounds, size has never been an asset for Ferrell, who stared at Indiana. Regardless of his size, Ferrell was one of the Big Ten's most athletic players and best ball handlers. He demonstrated a high basketball IQ and was able to lead the Hoosiers to a Big Ten regular season title and the NCAA Sweet 16.
While the details of the contract have yet to be released, it is known that Ferrell's deal is partially guaranteed. He will play for the Nets in the Las Vegas Summer League starting July 8. Ferrell joins fellow Big Ten guard Caris LeVert on Brooklyn's roster after LeVert was selected 20th overall in last nights draft. Ferrell's path to the NBA will not be easy but he has an opportunity to make an NBA roster should he play well this summer.