Another former Virginia basketball star is going to have a shot in the NBA this season as 2018 grad Devon Hall has signed a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder picked Hall with the 53rd pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but the 6-5, 215 pound guard didn’t sign a contract with Oklahoma City. Instead, he went to play with the Cairns Taipans in the National Basketball League in Australia. With the Taipans, Hall averaged 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 28 games. He shot 36% from the field and 34% from three for the season before returning to the States to compete in the NBA Summer League.
Hall had some struggles with the Thunder over the summer (he went 2-for-21 from three), but he went 10-for-13 from two to have a 35% FG% from the field over five games. On a two-way contract, Hall can play up to 45 days with the Thunder and spend the rest of the season with the G-League affiliate (the OKC Blue). Each NBA team is allowed two players on two-way contracts, and Luguentz Dort is the other player for the Thunder this season.
The Virginia alum took to Instagram to post a picture of him signing his contract, and got love from former teammates like Ty Jerome, De’Andre Hunter, and London Perrantes.
With the two-way contract, Hall becomes the seventh Hoo in the NBA, joining Mike Scott (Philadelphia), Joe Harris (Brooklyn), Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana), Hunter (Atlanta), Jerome (Phoenix), and Kyle Guy (Sacramento). Guy is also on a two-way contract, so he’ll be spending the majority of the season with the Stockton Kings (Sacramento’s G-League team). The Hawks didn’t re-sign Justin Anderson, and he has yet to sign a new contract.
Former Virginia player Marial Shayok is also on a two-way contract this season with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The NBA season gets underway in late October, with preseason taking place at the beginning of the same month.