Each year, the 22 teams of the NBA Development League get together to select available players to fill their roster after NBA rosters are finalized at the start of the season. To become eligible, players must sign a contract with the league, be out of high school, and not attending college.
Three former Huskies, Sterling Gibbs, Lasan Kromah and Shonn Miller, were selected within the first three rounds of this year’s draft. Coincidentally, all three came to UConn via the graduate transfer rule.
Miller was taken with the 13th overall pick by the Greensboro Swarm, the affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets.
Miller played in five games between the Las Vegas Summer League and the Utah Summer League for the Utah Jazz, averaging 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. He averaged 10.8 minutes per game and shot 5-for-14 from the field.
Gibbs was taken in the second round by the Windy City Bulls, affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, with the 12th pick in the 2nd round, 36th overall.
He played in four games during the Las Vegas Summer League for the Washington Wizards. He averaged 4.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He shot 5-for-11 and averaged 13.8 minutes per game.
Kromah was picked 60th overall with the 16th pick of the third round. The New York Knicks’ affiliate, the Westchester Knicks, picked the former graduate transfer from George Washington who played a key role in UConn’s 2014 national championship.
Kromah has been touring Europe since leaving Storrs, having spent last year playing in Greece.