Cat Barber Signs With BC Budivelnyk

Former NC State standout Cat Barber will play in Ukraine for the 2022/23 season, having signed with BC Budivelnyk, the team announced this week (via Twitter).

Barber, who went undrafted in 2016, has bounced all over the place since beginning his professional career, spending several seasons in the G League and also playing for teams in Italy, Israel, Germany, and Canada. He finally made his NBA regular season debut during the 2021/22 season, appearing in three games for the Hawks after signing a 10-day hardship contract with the team on Christmas Day.

In 178 career G League games from 2016-22, Barber has averaged 17.1 points, 5.5 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per contest. His career three-point rate is just 32.7%, though he made 42.9% of his attempts in 28 games for the College Park Skyhawks this past season en route to a spot on the All-NBAGL Second Team.

Barber’s new team competes in the Ukranian SuperLeague and is participating in qualifying contests to earn a spot in Europe’s Basketball Champions League. He’ll be joined in the backcourt by former NBA first-round pick Archie Goodwin, who is returning to Budivelnyk after leaving the team last season following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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