Antonio Blakeney has been the bright spot for the Chicago Bulls during the team’s last two summer league games, and the franchise is banking on seeing more of that.
On Friday, the team announced that the Bulls signed the former LSU guard to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Two-way deals have been implemented in the league starting in the 2017-18 season, and it permits players to spend up to 45 days with the team. An NBA team can only have two players under a two-way contract at any given time in addition to their 15-man regular season roster.
The 6-foot-4, 197-pound Blakeney, who was named Second-Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches last season, led the Bulls in scoring in each of their last two games this summer.
On Wednesday, he recorded 27 points and 11 rebounds against the Portland Trail Blazers. The previous night, he scored 23 points and 8 rebounds versus the Washington Wizards.
During these last two contests, he’s gone 16 of 34 from the field while going 6 of 9 from 3-point range.
In his final season as a sophomore at LSU, Blakeney averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.9 minutes per game but wasn’t selected in the 2017 NBA Draft.