Lakers to sign Scotty Pippen Jr. to 2-way deal


(Audacy) Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. — the son of Bulls legend Scottie Pippen — will join the Lakers on a two-way contract after going undrafted Thursday evening, according to reports.

Pippen led all SEC scorers with 20.4 points per game last season.

Another son of a former Bulls standout also found a landing spot after going undrafted Thursday. Rutgers product Ron Harper Jr. will begin his NBA career north of the border, as he'll sign a two-way contract with the Raptors and their G-League affiliate in Mississauga, a Toronto suburb. Ron Harper, of course, won five NBA championships, three with the Bulls and another two with the Lakers.

The younger Harper was Rutgers’ leading scorer with 15.8 points per game last season, helping the Scarlet Knights reach the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many years. He rose to national prominence in December when he sank a half-court buzzer-beater to stun top-ranked Purdue, which at that point had yet to lose a game.

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