Udonis Haslen and Gary Neal were big parts of their teams' runs to the NBA finals and both have one thing in common with former Longhorn Myck Kabongo. They all went undrafted.
On Thursday night, 60 players were chosen to continue their careers, but Kabongo was not one of them.
After a disappointing sophomore season that saw Kabongo sidelined for 23 games due to NCAA violations and after Texas missed the NCAA tournament, Kabongo left for the draft on questionable grounds.
Many believed Kabongo would be a second round pick, but the five-star stud out of high school is the second Longhorn in a row to be passed over in the draft.
The Canadian-born player, who is a former McDonald’s All-American, will now attempt to earn himself a spot on a summer league team similar to former Longhorn J’Covan Brown. Brown went undrafted in 2012 before joining the Miami Heat in the summer league. However, an injury kept him from playing.
Kabongo could also find himself in the NBA’s development league or test the waters internationally if he isn’t able to land a spot on an NBA roster.