The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Billy Preston to a two-way contract for the 2018-19 season, according to a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
The Cavs have signed Billy Preston to a two-way contract for 2018-19, according to GM Koby Altman— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 7, 2018
Preston was an undrafted free agent, but one that is hardly typical. He was the No. 18 high school player in 2017. He was a McDonald’s All-American and signed on to play at Kansas. His collegiate career was derailed before it even began, however, as the NCAA began looking into a car he was driving after he was involved in a wreck and eligibility issues arose. He never played a game for the Jayhawks.
A couple of months later, Preston signed with a professional team in Bosnia and played in three games while struggling with an injury.
He certainly has good size and athleticism as a former 5-star prospect. Ultimately, by other teams passing on him in the draft, he could turn into a diamond in the rough in Cleveland.