Bryce Dejean-Jones has an NBA future.
That's the scoop, according to realgm.com, who reported on Friday afternoon that the former
Trojan Rebel Cyclone had inked a multi-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. The enigmatic and often-troubled Dejean-Jones was a standout this past summer on the Pelicans' summer league team and now will get a chance to crack the 'Cans' regular rotation.
Dejean-Jones went undrafted in June, which was a surprise to no one after his lone, tumultuous season as a Cyclone. After averaging 17.2 points per game in his first eight games, Dejean-Jones fell out of favor in the Iowa State line up, culminated by a regrettably memorable scoreless performance in only five minutes of play in ISU's loss to...[deep breath]...UAB in the NCAA Tournament.
Often cited as a scapegoat for Iowa State's early exit, it would appear that Dejean-Jones now has an opportunity to put his troubled past behind him and realize has likely been a life-long dream.
Best of luck, BDJ.