Cavs add former 5-star recruit Preston to summer squad

Billy Preston, who never payed an official game for Bill Self at Kansas, has signed to play summer league with the Cavaliers.

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.

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’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.”

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  1. I can’t wait to see him in summer league. Our poor record of developing young talent is not in his favor for sure.

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