Former Vanderbilt men’s basketball guard Scotty Pippen Jr. will sign a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports.
Pippen, a two-time All-SEC player for the Commodores, was not selected in the NBA’s two-round draft, but he accepted an undrafted free agent contract shortly after the draft concluded.
Although Pippen was one of the top performers in the SEC, he was not expected to be drafted due to his stature and limited athleticism. Still, he’ll get a contract where he’ll likely spend most of his time in the NBA G-League while still being “callable” to the NBA.
Pippen, the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, is originally from Los Angeles and attended Sierra Canyon High School.
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Pippen has performed well in the NBA combine and can improve his shooting and ball handling when he isn’t counted on to be such a used player.
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