Undrafted Ky Bowman signing 1-year deal with Golden State
Ky Bowman is signing a one-year deal with the #Warriors, a source tells ESPN. @KyranBowman averaged 19 PPG, 8 RPG and 4 APG as a guard for @BCMBB last season, while earning 2nd-Team All-ACC honors. @warriors https://t.co/N8NAbnHtDG
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 21, 2019
A three-year starter for the Golden Eagles, Bowman entered the draft following a junior campaign in which he was named First Team All-ACC. He averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in 2018-19, leading his undermanned squad to 14-17 overall record, including 5-13 in conference play. Bowman shot just 40.4 percent from the field, but that number is artificially deflated due to the fact he attempted 4.3 three-pointers per game, hitting them at an elite 44.9 percent clip.
Indeed, long-range shooting is surely what interests Golden State most about Bowman. He took over six three-point attempts per game as both a freshman and sophomore, connecting on 37.4 percent and 36.2 percent, respectively, a solid number for a volume shooter. Bowman is a dominant rebounder for a player standing 6-foot-1, too, a trait owed to his ridiculous 6-foot-7 wingspan and dogged disposition more than explosive leaping ability.
Expect Bowman to be a player featured on the Warriors’ Summer League team, along with late first-round pick Jordan Poole and second-rounders Alan Smailagic and Eric Paschall. University of Kansas star Dedric Lawson also committed to play for Golden State’s Summer League squad on Friday after going undrafted.
The Warriors are in a major state of transition after both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suffered devastating injuries in their team’s NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors. Durant, Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Quinn Cook, and Jordan Bell are free agents this summer, too.