Seton Hall's all-time leading steals guy and the 2013-14 Big East Defensive Player of the Year wasn't selected in Thursday's 2014 NBA Draft, but according to Fuquan Edwin's agent, "Fu" will play for the Oklahoma City Thunder's summer league team and not the Philadelphia Sixers as originally reported. The summer league will take place in Orlando from July 5-11 and can be seen on NBA TV. More info here.
Shortly after the NBA Draft concluded last night, NBA experts and draft analysts were quick to label Edwin as one of the top undrafted players available along with the likes of Jahii Carson (Arizona State), Patric Young (Florida), James McAdoo (North Carolina), and others.
Notable Undrafted 4: Aaron Craft, Jakarr Sampson, Fuquan Edwin, Markel Starks, Shayne Whittington, Casey Prather, Chane Behanan, Alex Kirk— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 27, 2014
Top undrafted players: Jakarr Sampson, Fuquan Edwin, Markel Starks, Shayne Whittington, Casey Prather, Chane Behanan, Keith Appling— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2014
It only took until this afternoon for apparently both the Sixers' and Thunder's respective front offices to get in touch with Edwin's agent and offer his client a spot on their summer league rosters. Recent history would tell us that Edwin has little chance to earn NBA minutes since just one (James Southerland) undrafted player from college on the 76ers' 2013 summer league roster saw time during the 2013-14 NBA season while two more (Khalif Wyatt, Rodney Williams) saw action in the NBA's D-League and the vast majority signed contracts in Europe. The same holds true for OKC, as both undrafted free agents on their 2013 summer league team wound up overseas.
Even if the pick-pocketing wing doesn't get offered a roster spot with Oklahoma City or another NBA franchise, it seems foregone that Fu' can pick up a decent check in Europe to send back to Paterson, most undrafted free agents on summer league rosters do.