Forward Michael Young led the Pittsburgh Panthers in scoring during his senior season, and now, he will attempt to continue his career at the next level.
Young signed a two-way contract with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. The financial details of the agreement were not available as of Wednesday evening.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward went undrafted two weeks ago, so he had the option of signing with whichever team offered him a deal. In addition to leading the Panthers, Young led the ACC with 19.6 points per game last season. He also posted 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest.
This upcoming season will be the first time the NBA offers two-way contracts, which allows up to two players per team to spend portions of the season in both the NBA and G-League. Two-way players are paid based on how many days they spend in each league, and players with four or fewer years of NBA experience are the only ones eligible for such a contract. Players on two-way deals also can’t spend more than 45 days in the NBA.
Young finished his career in the top 10 at Pittsburgh in scoring, games, rebounds, games played, double-figure scoring games, 20-point scoring games and several other categories. He will first get his feet wet at the professional level for the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League.