Brandon McCoy, Jordan Barnett To Join Bucks

Following the conclusion of last night’s NBA draft, the Bucks quickly scooped up a pair of undrafted rookies. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), Milwaukee reached an agreement with UNLV’s Brandon McCoy. Meanwhile, Alec Lewis of Yahoo Sports reports (via Twitter) that Missouri’s Jordan Barnett received a training camp invite from the club.

McCoy, the No. 73 prospect on Jonathan Givony’s big board at ESPN.com, declared for the draft after his freshman year at UNLV. The 7’1″ forward/center averaged a double-double (16.9 PPG, 10.3 RPG) to go along with 1.8 BPG in his lone college season.

As for Barnett, he was a senior in 2017/18, averaging a career-best 13.7 PPG and 5.9 RPG for Mizzou. The 6’7″ sharpshooter also knocked down 41.4% of his three-point attempts.

As we’ve noted in other stories on agreements between NBA teams and undrafted free agents, the wording involved in these reports can create a little uncertainty. Charania’s tweet, for example, doesn’t specify what kind of deal McCoy agreed to, while Lewis’ report doesn’t clarify whether Barnett has formally accepted the Bucks’ invite to camp. As such, it’s possible both players will just end up playing for the Bucks in next month’s Summer League.

For now though, we’ll assume that both of these players are on track to attend camp with the Bucks in the fall. If that’s the case, they’ll be able to finalize their contracts with the team once the new league year begins in July.

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