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Lakers Sign Former Nevada Forward Jordan Caroline After Stellar Summer League Showing

DES MOINES, IOWA - MARCH 21:  Jordan Caroline #24 of the Nevada Wolf Pack celebrates the play against the Florida Gators in the first half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 21, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Florida v Nevada | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

When you do well in the Summer League, you can be rewarded with an NBA contract.

Former University of Nevada forward Jordan Caroline showed out this summer with the Los Angeles Lakers, who signed him to a contract on Saturday. The terms of the deal are not known at this time.

In four Summer League games, Caroline led the team and averaged 16.0 points per game on 50% shooting from the field. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

Caroline played college ball at Southern Illinois and Nevada, and in 138 games (135 starts) he averaged 14.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists. During his collegiate career he was a two‐time All‐Mountain West First Team selection and 2018‐19 MWC All‐ Defensive Team honoree.

When he left Nevada he was the Mountain West's all-time leader in career rebounds.

At 6-foot-7 and 234 pounds, Caroline has an NBA body and showed the ability to score and crash the boards. It's unlikely that he'll play the full season in Laker purple, but he took full advantage of the opportunity and has been rewarded with a contract.