After going undrafted, former Seton Hall Basketball stars Myles Powell and Romaro Gill signed contracts with NBA teams.
For Myles Powell, Wednesday night was a bit of a disappointment. After all of his hard work across his four stellar years at Seton Hall Basketball, the NCAA All-American was hoping to hear his name called on draft night. Powell gathered with family and friends at a restaurant hoping to celebrate the next chapter in his basketball career.
Unfortunately, Powell went undrafted on Wednesday and instead had to field calls from NBA teams throughout the night in order to determine his next destination. While he had certainly hoped to get drafted, Powell received good news on Thursday afternoon, as he agreed to a contract with the New York Knicks.
While it remains unknown what type of contract Powell has signed, we do know that Powell will be attending Knicks training camp, which opens on December 1st. With training camp comes a major opportunity for Powell to prove himself to the Knicks front office and coaching staff.
Over the past months, Powell has been working out with the Knicks’ 8th overall pick, Obi Toppin. The two former college basketball stars have developed a bond over their time working out together, and now they will have the opportunity to play together with the Knicks. Toppin and Powell will be joined by 25th overall pick, Immanuel Quickley, as three of the Knicks’ 2020 newcomers.
On Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that former Seton Hall center Romaro Gill will be signing an Exhibit 10 contract with the Utah Jazz. After dominating in the paint for the Pirates last season, Gill will look to continue his basketball career in the NBA.
For Gill, his draft night was much different than Powell’s. As a 26-year-old, it was not expected that Gill would be picked on draft night, but Gill and his agent knew that they would be receiving calls with post-draft offers and interest.
With an Exhibit 10 contract, Gill will receive an invitation to Jazz training camp on December 1st and then the Jazz will have the option to sign Gill to a two-way deal after camp. For Gill, he will need to prove his worth to the Jazz during training camp if he wants to earn a spot in the NBA.
With Powell and Gill reportedly signed to NBA deals, Seton Hall fans are looking to Quincy McKnight to see if he will be the next former Pirate to receive an NBA contract or training camp invite.