The Sacramento Kings signed former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley to a two-way contract. The team announced the signing on Saturday.
Undrafted out of South Bend in 2013, Cooley has played 16 regular season NBA games in his career – all of them coming with the Utah Jazz in 2014-15. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting 40.9 percent.
After that NBA experience, he joined the then D-League’s Idaho Stampede during the spring of 2015. He has also played for Memphis and Cleveland during the summer and preseason.
Last season, Cooley played with German club MHP Risen Ludwigsburg, averaging 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds over 37 games. He led his team in scoring, rebounding and field-goal percentage. In his career, the forward also spent some time playing for a Spanish club.
During Cooley’s four years at Notre Dame from 2009-13, the Fighting Irish averaged more than 24 wins per season and made the NCAA Tournament four times. His best statistical season came his senior year when he accumulated 13.1 points and 10.1 points per game while shooting 57.9 percent on his way to First-Team All Big East honors.