Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II (12) hugs senior forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Kerwin Roach, Dylan Osetkowski both sign with NBA summer league teams

Former Longhorns need to make a strong impression as free-agent signees in Las Vegas

Posted June 25th, 2019

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Two Texas seniors who went undrafted will still get their chance to impress NBA general managers.

Guard Kerwin Roach II has signed a free-agent deal to join the Charlotte Hornets’ summer league team. Forward Dylan Osetkowski reached a deal to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.

All 30 NBA franchises will field teams, along with a team from China and Croatia, and play from July 5-15 in Las Vegas. The top draft picks, including the New Orleans Pelicans top two acquisitions Zion Williamson and Jaxson Hayes, will all be on display during the 11-day, 83-game event at UNLV.

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A majority of NBA summer league games will be televised by the ESPN family of networks and NBA TV.

Roach (6-foot-4) finished his four-year Texas career with 1,411 points while shooting 43.1 percent. Osetkowski (6-9) played two years at Tulane and then transferred to UT. He averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 the last two seasons.

Both Roach and Osetkowski will need to make a strong impression as free-agent signees. Hayes is safer. He was drafted eighth overall by the Atlanta Hawks and shipped to New Orleans as part of a trade package.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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