Former Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will join the Toronto Raptors summer league roster, a source told ESPN. Hagans was SEC defensive player of the year in 2019.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) July 30, 2021
Hagans was undrafted out of Kentucky in the 2020 NBA Draft. After the draft, he almost immediately signed a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Playing for the Iowa Wolves, the G-League affiliate of Minnesota, in the G-League bubble earlier this year, Hagans was ultimately released due to the breaking of COVID-19 Protocols.
The former SEC defensive player of the year will look to make an impact for a Raptors team that might be getting ready to start a little bit of a rebuild, if they don’t return Kyle Lowry this off-season. Which could be the perfect opportunity for Hagans to get the kick-start to a successful NBA career.
If he can develop a consistent jumper and finish at the rim better, he has the defensive tools to make him a valuable tool to an NBA franchise
In his career at Kentucky, Hagans averaged 9.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He also totaled 119 steals in his two-year career in Lexington.
The Raptors open up Summer League play against the New York Knicks on August 8th.