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Official: Wenyen Gabriel joins Sacramento Kings for Summer League


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Earlier today, former Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel announced on Twitter he was “Coming to SAC!” with an image of him in front of a Sacramento Kings backdrop.

Most assumed it meant he would play with the Kings for summer league, but no one knew for certain or the extent of the signing.

Now, Sacramento reporter Sean Cunningham is reporting Gabriel has officially joined the summer league roster, but whether he will stay with the team or not afterward has yet to be determined.

Gabriel worked out for the Kings back on May 21.

We saw Derek Willis do the same with the Detroit Pistons last offseason, and he eventually played with the team’s G-League affiliate throughout the entire year. Today it was announced he has joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the Summer League.

Now, Gabriel will have to carve out his role in the summer league and hopefully earn a spot at training camp.

Best of luck, Wenyen.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 responses to “Official: Wenyen Gabriel joins Sacramento Kings for Summer League”

  1. 4everUKblue

    Kick ass Wenyen!

  2. KatsKlaws

    I still don’t understand why he left school.

    1. bigbluebanana

      He needs money, his family situation isn’t great financially. Even if he makes basic G league salary (he can make more overseas), that’s still about 40k a year, and when your entire family needs money and support, even 40k is A LOT…plus he gets to try and further his career.

    2. Carcrook

      You have no, clue what you are saying! He came out public about this random theory on tweeter a month ago! SMH….

    3. KatsKlaws

      Well, no, he actually tweeted that was not the reason…

  3. J-Dub421

    Go Wenyen!

  4. Alleykat16

    Happy for you. Now go ball out. What ever your reason, was for leaving wish you the best.

  5. landorman

    Great attitude, effort and a decent human being. I think that’s a winner in life. Go Cats! Go Wenyen!

    1. ClutchCargo

      Well said.