Former Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz is getting an NBA chance.
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that Smotrycz would be on their roster for the NBA’s summer league competitions this year.
Smotrycz spent last season playing in Cyprus , after a two-year run at Maryland. He played his first two collegiate seasons at Michigan, and in two years in College Park, he played in 58 games for the Terrapins. His best year at Maryland was 2013-14, when he averaged 11 points and six rebounds. Injuries hampered his senior year.
Being on a summer league roster doesn’t mean anything close to a guarantee of a regular-season NBA job, but it’s a potential foot in the door. Smotrycz will have several teammates who had prolific college careers, including Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet and Utah’s Delon Wright.
He’s the third recent Terps alum to get a summer league look. Dez Wells and Rasheed Sulaimon will both play for the Chicago Bulls.