Source: Undrafted big man Ward invited to G-League invitational

Forward Nick Ward averaged 12.9 points last season as a junior at Michigan State.

Undrafted forward Nick Ward was one of 50 players invited to the G League Invitational, a source told Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops.

The invitational takes place Friday in Chicago in front of G-League scouts and team executives. NBA personnel is likely to be on hand as well.

Ward declared for the 2019 NBA Draft following his junior season, when he averaged 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds.

After going undrafted, he played for the Atlanta Hawks’ summer-league team.

Ward is 6-foot-9 and was a top-50 recruit coming out of Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio) High School in 2016.