Former Texas A&M star Donald Sloan is turning himself into an NBA veteran.
Sloan will be back in the league for a sixth year, as he has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo’s The Vertical.
Free agent Donald Sloan, a 5-year NBA veteran, has agreed on a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 17, 2017
Through five NBA seasons combined with Atlanta, New Orleans, Cleveland, New Orleans again, Indiana and Brooklyn, Sloan has averaged 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He spent last season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Dallas played four years at A&M for coaches Billy Gillispie and Mark Turgeon. In 2007-08, he led the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game for a 24-10 team, which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies reached the Big Dance in each of Sloan’s four years.
According to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, Sloan will be one of those players who has to earn a roster spot in training camp.
Updated details: Sloan signed for training camp, will have to win a roster spot to make final 17. https://t.co/4EBXPA3H9Y
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) August 17, 2017
Washington reached the secound round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, falling to Boston in seven games. Two other SEC standouts — Kentucky’s John Wall and Florida’s Bradley Beal — are the stars in town.
— Chris Miller 🎥🎙🏀 (@cmillscsn) August 17, 2017