Wenyen Gabriel has found an NBA home.
The former Kentucky small forward went undrafted after two years in Lexington, but worked his way onto an NBA Summer League roster. After averaging 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds through five games, David Aldridge reports the Sacramento Kings will sign him to a two-way deal.
In two years at Kentucky, Gabriel averaged 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and one block per game. Gabriel was selected to the All-SEC Tournament Team after he made a record seven three-pointers in the tournament semifinal against Alabama. He is now the fourth Kentucky Wildcat in the Kings’ organization, joining Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox and Skal Labissiere.
When Gabriel initially decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, few believed he could make it in the NBA. Everyone at KSR is happy to see Gabriel the doubters wrong.