Cartersville native Ashton Hagans didn't hear his name called during the 2020 NBA draft, but the former Kentucky standout reportedly became one of the first undrafted players to land a two-way …
Cartersville native Ashton Hagans didn't hear his name called during the 2020 NBA draft, but the former Kentucky standout reportedly became one of the first undrafted players to land a two-way contract following the conclusion of the two-round, 60-pick event.
Early Thursday, Hagans agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a tweet from NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic.
With Hagans reportedly set to sign a two-way contract, it's possible his time will be split between playing for Minnesota and its G League affiliate, Iowa Wolves, based out of Des Moines.
Minnesota made the first overall pick in the draft, selecting another Georgian — Anthony Edwards, a University of Georgia star from Atlanta.
Hagans, who was born and raised in Cartersville before attending Newton High in Covington, decided to leave Kentucky after his sophomore season was cut short by the COVID-19 outbreak. The year prior, the 6-foot-3, 198-pound point guard helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight.
During the 2018-19 season, Hagans averaged 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He increased each of those averages as a sophomore, upping his per-game numbers to 11.5, 3.9, 6.4 and 1.9, respectively.
A two-time all-defensive team selection in the SEC, Hagans earned defensive player of the year honors his freshman year.