Low likely to compete for Mavs summer team
Iolani graduate Derrick Low figured he was a long shot to be selected in yesterday's NBA Draft, but will still have a shot to work his way into the league this summer.
Though the details still need to be finalized, Low is likely headed to Dallas to play for the Mavericks summer league team.
"I didn't go into this thing thinking I was going to get drafted. It would be cool, but I know it's hard," Low said last night. "But I really had my eyes set on just getting on a summer league team, that was the most important thing and the next step. ... Now I just have to play well and make it through the back door."
Low, who completed a decorated college career at Washington State this spring, had workouts with Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle, New Jersey and Golden State in the weeks leading up to the draft and said he received positive feedback from the Mavericks after his session.
The Mavericks are entered in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas set for July 11-20. The league primarily features drafted rookies and free agents looking to hook on with teams.
Low would likely be reunited with former Vanderbilt guard Shan Foster, the Mavericks' lone pick in the draft, in the summer league. Low and Foster were teammates on the U.S. team at the Pan-American Games last summer.
Low averaged 14.1 points and hit 92 3-pointers for Washington State as a senior and devoted himself to preparing for his NBA shot following the season.
"I'm in real good shape," said Low, who is back home for a week. "The workouts were a breeze for me. I feel like I can go, so I'm ready."