2:30pm: The signing is now official, the Raptors confirmed in a press release.
It’s a minimum deal for a rookie and will be fully guaranteed in the first year and partially guaranteed in the second year, Murphy reports in another tweet.
The second-round pick has averaged 7.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 2.0 BPG in three summer league contests in Las Vegas. Banton spent two seasons in college, first at Western Kentucky and then at Nebraska after sitting out a year due to the transfer. He averaged 9.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG and 3.9 APG for the Cornhuskers.
The 6’9” forward, who was chosen with the No. 46 overall pick, projects to spend a good chunk of his rookie season with the franchise’s G League team, Raptors 905.