Former Texas Tech star Keenan Evans wasn’t drafted last Thursday, but he has signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Last week, the word was that Evans would spend the summer league with the Golden State Warriors, but it seems that he’s received a better offer from the Pistons.
Texas Tech's Keenan Evans has agreed to a two-way deal with the Detroit Pistons, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2018
Evans helped lead the Red Raiders to an Elite Eight appearance during his senior year. He averaged 17.6 points per game and shot 47.1 percent from the field in 2017-18 as the Red Raiders had one of their best seasons in school history.
He was named a Wooden Award finalist and a consensus second-team All-American, but when the 2018 NBA Draft came around, no team selected him. The only Texas Tech player drafted last week was Zhaire Smith, who was taken by the Phoenix Suns and traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
But now Evans will have a chance to crack the professional ranks. A two-way contract will allow him to play for the Pistons’ G-League team, the Grand Rapids Drive, while also allowing him to ascend to the NBA if he makes a good early impression on the Pistons.