Scotto: Yogi Ferrell will play for Nets in Summer League

Yogi Ferrell, Justin Jackson
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
(AP/Chris Szagola)
(AP/Chris Szagola)

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell, reports Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.

Following the additions of Caris LeVert, 20th overall, and Isaiah Whitehead, 42nd, the Nets wasted no time dipping into the pool of undrafted rookies. Ferrell, an aggressive and speedy playmaker, averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 assists for the Hoosiers over 34.7 minutes per game in 2015-2016.

With the partial guarantee, it’s likely that Ferrell will at least be with the team through training camp in September.

The Nets will be playing in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 8th to the 18th and kick off against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on the 9th. Presumably, Ferrell’s contract will work similarly to Ryan Boatright and his attempt to become the team’s third point guard last summer.

However, with Jarrett Jack’s team option in flux, Shane Larkin a free man, and Donald Sloan unlikely to return, Ferrell has a solid opportunity to impress both general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson this summer.

Michael Scotto — Sheridan Hoops