The Big Ten may have had eight players selected in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night, but a few prospects were left waiting after the second round. Those players, some of whom were significant contributors throughout the league last season, will now sort out undrafted options as free agents and choose from there.
Here’s where they’re all heading:
Andrew Funk - Penn State
Penn State guard Andrew Funk, who lit up Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 27 points off of eight 3-pointers, signed a Summer League deal with the reigning champion Denver Nuggets following the draft.
Caleb McConnell - Rutgers
Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell, one of the best defenders in the country for multiple years, signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder following the draft.
The contract can be converted to a two-way prior to the start of the 2023-24 NBA regular season.
Joey Hauser - Michigan State
Michigan State forward Joey Hauser signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz following the conclusion of the draft. Hauser had some scoring versatility with the Spartans, working in the paint or hitting 3-pointers from the arc.
Chase Audige - Northwestern
Northwestern guard Chase Audige received an invitation to the NBA’s Summer League from the Miami Heat. Audige was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season.
Matthew Mayer - Illinois
Illinois forward Matthew Mayer, who spent one year in Champaign as a transfer from Baylor, received an invitation to the NBA’s Summer League from the Houston Rockets following the draft.