Could there be a new high-flyer in town? Will someone be giving Reno Bighorns' guard Rashard James a run for his money?
That may indeed end up being true, as Marcus Lewis of Eastern Kentucky (the 2014 NCAA StateFarm Slam Dunk Contest champion) could be hitting the NBA D-League hardwood at some point. The guard has entered the 2014 NBA D-League Draft.
The athletic leaper is just the latest young gun to sign a D-League contract and gain subsequent eligibility for the draft.
UPDATE: Lewis has since been claimed, and will be spending training camp with the Mad Ants:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/StateFarm">@StateFarm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAA">@NCAA</a> Slam Dunk Champ RBA's Marcus Lewis (6'4 185 SG Eastern Kentucky) has been claimed & will attend train camp with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheMadAnts">@TheMadAnts</a></p>— Brian J. Bass (@bjbass2) <a href="https://twitter.com/bjbass2/status/528213007458127872">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Here are some of the other more recent announcements.
Told that Erik Murphy will enter D-League draft, has no designs on playing in Europe this season, thinks he can get NBA callup.— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) October 29, 2014