Billy Preston signs two-way contract with Cavs
The Cleveland Cavaliers may be in Las Vegas for the start of the 2018 NBA Summer League, but general manager Koby Altman is staying active, looking players who he feels might improve the team’s roster.
On Friday night, news came down the wire stating that Altman and the Cavs have signed Billy Preston to a two-way contract for the 2018-19 season.
The Cavs have signed Billy Preston to a two-way contract for 2018-19, according to GM Koby Altman
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 7, 2018
Preston, now 20 years of age, is a former a five-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American who was not selected in this year’s Draft, though many experts and analysts projected him to be a first-round pick.
Preston was set to join the Jayhawks of Kansas for a freshman season, but the 6-foot-10 forward crashed his car before playing a single game.
“Two months later, the former McDonald’s All-American signed with a professional team in Bosnia, bringing his college career to an end before he ever played in an official game.”
Although be played in just three games overseas, Preston remained a target for a lot of NBA scouts.
“I kinda figure why they say ‘mystery.’ No one has really seen me play,” Preston told The Washington Post in June. “So I’m just trying to get the opportunity to come in front of all these teams and show what type of player I am, person I am and the kind of man I can be.”
Join us in welcoming Preston to the squad!