Former KU-signee Billy Preston found his way back home just two days after the big 2018 NBA Draft. Preston will now join the team of the Cavs, and that’s quite a thing.
Reports confirm that Preston is signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the information was also confirmed by Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. The Kansas City Star’s Gary Bedore also sad that the player will be part of the NBA’s Summer League. The thickest session of the Summer League will shake up Las Vegas from July 6 to July 17. The Cavs could spice up the game now.
Preston is a five-star recruit out of a high school, and he became part of Lawrence followed by high expectations. The exhibition contest showed him that the plan was to use his talent off the bench to start games, and also to have him on the floor for most of the time. He was also told to start in the second half.
The recruit didn’t attend KU-s opener after coach Bill Self reported that he missed curfew and a class when he was actually retrieving his illegally parked vehicle. Less than couple of hours before their game against Kentucky, KU athletics said he was withheld while school officials check up the “financial picture” of his car.
Things didn’t go well, and Preston went overseas, and signed a contract with BC Igokea in Bosnia. He did three games, and had an injury that brought him in the United States.
Despite the fact that he is a first-round talent, teams had to check up his game, and nobody had enough time.
“Many Blessings come in disguises. In Due Time… #UNDRAFTED” Preston tweeted after he wasn’t selected.
But, people inside the program said good words about his magnificent talent. According to the KU big men coach Norm Roberts, Preston is an extremely versatile player. “Has all the skills. Has all the skills. On a given day, Billy Preston can look like Paul George. On a given day, Billy Preston has the skills of Carmelo Anthony. On a given day, he’s got the length and the size very similar to a young Kevin Garnett,” he said.
We will just wait to see more details of his signing. The Cavs could really use the fresh force after all.