Texas Longhorns PG Myck Kabongo Goes Undrafted




Story via Trey Scott - Sports Day DFW

This isn’t what Myck Kabongo had in mind.

Two summers ago, he came to Austin as a much-hyped point guard, a five-star McDonald’s All-American who most assumed would be the second coming of T.J. Ford (or at least a major difference maker).

Thursday night in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kabongo went undrafted (60 total selections), the latest dagger in what has been a brutal year for the Canadian, who was suspended 23 games of his sophomore season by the NCAA for receiving impermissible benefits and then lying about it to Texas compliance officials. The Longhorns didn’t make the NCAA tournament.

Thirteen point guards went in front of Kabongo, who averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5.5 assists as a sophomore.

This is the second consecutive year a Longhorn has left school with collegiate eligibility remaining, only to go undrafted. J’Covan Brown signed a summer league contract with the Miami Heat last season but an injury kept him from playing.

Tweeted Kabongo: “Congrats to the 2013 draft class salute !! I will continue to work , hold my head high and push forward! Definitely not the end of the road.”


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