Despite being passed over in the NBA Draft, former Mountaineer standout Devin Williams signed a rookie deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. He is expected to join the Bucks summer league squad in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Williams chose to leave the Mountaineers a year early after a shocking first round loss to Stephen F. Austin in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-9 power forward averaged over 13 points and led the Big 12 with 9.5 rebounds in his junior year. He was rewarded with all-league honors.
Following the loss to Stephen F. Austin, Williams signed with an agent despite having given indications he would remain with the Mountaineers for his senior year. After the NCAA Tournament loss, Williams signed with an agent but was not invited to the NBA Combine. The next decision for Williams will involve remaining stateside for the NBA D-League or trying to earn a more lucrative deal overseas.
The Bucks' summer league team opens play July 8 in Las Vegas, providing an audition for rookies and younger pros. The team's roster includes forwards Jabari Parker, John Henson, Johnny O'Bryant and 19-year-old draftee Thon Maker.