WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed rookie free agent Mike Young to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Young, a 6-9, 235-pound forward, went undrafted out of the University of Pittsburgh, where he averaged 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. He was named to the
All-Atlantic Coast Conference Third Team in both 2016 and 2017 and finished his collegiate career ranked seventh in school history in scoring (1,835).
The 2017-18 season will mark the first year NBA two-way contracts will be implemented. NBA teams are allowed to have up to two players under two-way contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G-League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team. Two-way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four-or-fewer years of NBA experience are able to sign two-way contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.
Young will compete for the Wizards at the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League. The team will play in three preliminary round games from July 8-11 before being seeded in a tournament running through the championship game on July 17. All three of their preliminary matchups will be broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. Washington will play its first game on Saturday, July 8, vs. Memphis at 4:00 p.m. EST. Their next two games are scheduled for Monday, July 10, vs. Miami at 4:30 p.m. EST and Tuesday, July 11, vs. Chicago at 6:00 p.m. EST. Their first and third games will take place at Cox Pavilion while the second matchup will be at Thomas and Mack Center.