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The Cleveland Cavaliers have added Billy Preston to their summer-league squad, according to a report.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports Preston, a former five-star recruit of Kansas who went undrafted Thursday night, will be joining Cleveland.
Sources: Billy Preston, a former five-star recruit of Kansas, has agreed to join the Cleveland Cavaliers after going undrafted on Thursday night.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2018
Preston, a 6-foot-10, 240-pounder, arrived at Kansas as one of the most highly regarded power-forward recruits in the country out of Oak Hill Academy but never played because of eligibility concerns that came from questions regarding a car he was driving after he was involved in a single-car accident.
The 20-yar-old left Kansas, signing a contract with KK Igokea of the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovi. He played only three games there before departing the Bosnian club.
“Billy’s first-round talent and we’ve had more than one team tell us that,” Kansas head coach Bill Self told KUSports.com’s Matt Tait. “But they haven’t seen him. [That] hurt him. There’s no question about that, as far as the draft goes. But what happens in 2018 isn’t going to define whether you’re a pro in 2026 and the objective is to have a career not a paycheck.”