Lakers sign undrafted North Carolina guard Joel Berry II
Having made three selections in this 2018 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers made another score off the board, signing undrafted point guard Joel Berry II to a free agent deal, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
The North Carolina senior won a championship with the Tar Heels in 2016-17, notably playing through injury and pulling through as the only legitimate 3-point threat — leading all scorers with 22 points and six assists.
Possessing the ability to take players off the dribble with a decent jumper, good defensive instincts and point guard skills, despite his small 6-foot frame, Berry is compact at 195 pounds.
Berry averaged 17.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in his last season at North Carolina, shooting a sparkling 89.3 percent from the foul line.