Seven ACC players were picked in the 2022 NBA Draft, including six first-round selections, led by Paolo Banchero. However, with only 58 total draft picks, plenty of talented prospects went undrafted, including several of the top players in the ACC, including Alondes Williams, the 2022 ACC Player of the Year.
To make it to the NBA from this pathway is an unglamorous grind, but it’s certainly still a possibility. Summer League and training camps loom as major opportunities, especially as NBA franchises invest more heavily in two-way players and G-League programs.
Here’s a running list of where, and to what extend, ACC
Dereon Seabron, NC State, G/F
Two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans has so many talented guys on its roster — two-way for Dereon Seabron, but he gives them another pick-and-roll operator and an elite downhill slasher. Pels getting Naji Marshall, Jose Alvarado + Seabron as undrafted/two-ways over 3 straight years is good business https://t.co/1vNPupi4RR— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) June 24, 2022
Alondes Williams, Wake Forest, G
Two-way contact with the Brooklyn Nets
Theo John, Duke, C
Will play in 2022 Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves
Sources: Duke's Theo John has agreed to play in NBA Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022
Cole Swider, Syracuse, F
Two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers (Swider may have some opportunities to spot-up around LeBron James)
Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech, G
Potentially a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers
Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, source tells ESPN. He will get the opportunity to compete for a two-way contract.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech, F/C
Free agent deal with Memphis
Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma has agreed to a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, a source told ESPN. The 6'9 big man was a first-team All-ACC player last season.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 24, 2022
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse, G/F
Two-way contract with Detroit
The Detroit Pistons have signed Buddy Boeheim, son of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, to a two-way contract, sources tell ESPN. Buddy led the ACC in scoring last season and has good size at 6-6.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 24, 2022
Charlie Moore, Miami, G
Summer League deal with Detroit
The Detroit Pistons have added Charlie Moore (Miami) to their Summer League roster, a league source told @hoopshype.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 24, 2022
Jordan Usher, Georgia Tech, F
Summer League deal with the Utah Jazz
Georgia Tech's Jordan Usher has agreed to a summer-league deal with the Utah Jazz, according to a person familiar with the situation. A foot in the door for the energetic and versatile Usher. Usher had worked out for the Jazz pre-draft.— Ken Sugiura (@ksugiuraajc) June 24, 2022
Malik Osborne, Florida State, F
Summer league contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Florida State’s Malik Osborne will join the Cleveland Cavaliers for NBA Summer League, sources tell @RookieScale.— Jon Chepkevich (@JonChep) June 24, 2022
Osborne, who comes from a family of football players, is a powerful force in the paint and on the glass.
Knows his role and takes pride in doing the dirty work.