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Bryce Dejean-Jones Signs With Pelicans

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Bryce Dejean-Jones has an NBA future.

That's the scoop, according to, 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.