After finishing his collegiate career at the University of Detroit last season, guard Brandan Kearney has signed a D-League contract and is hopeful of getting selected in this month's 2015 NBADL Draft, a source tells RidiculousUpside.com.
The 6'6", 190 pounder was a role player in Detroit last year, averaging 6.3 points on 44% from the field in 20.8 minutes per contest. Kearney bounced around at two different schools before a personal issue reportedly drew him closer to home, upon returning to play for Detroit. Such a move obviously worked out for the local product, as the increased comfort level led to a bigger role and better statistics.
As a freshman in 2012-13, Kearney played for Tom Izzo at the University of Michigan, alongside then-senior (and future budding NBA star) Draymond Green. While Izzo's system didn't quite fit him best, Kearney has unique experience, and understands the nuances of rolling with the punches and making adjustments in order to find success.
Now, he's looking to use such experience to prove he can compete on an even grander stage in the D-League. This offseason alone, he has worked out for the Westchester Knicks, Raptors 905, Grand Rapids Drive, and the Canton Charge, the source additionally tells RidiculousUpside.com. He earned his contract after specifically impressing the Raptors 905.
For more, check out the extensive highlight clip above for a further look at what he's all about on the court. Time will tell if his abilities are enough for a team to pull the trigger on selecting him in the draft.