Former K-State star Wesley Iwundu has agreed to a contract with the Orlando Magic. The Magic selected Iwundu with the No. 33 overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft.
According to Iwundu’s agent, Iwundu’s contract amounts to a fully guaranteed three-year, $4.1 million deal with a third-year team option.
“I’m very proud of Wes to now realize his dream of playing in the NBA. He is a perfect example of someone who set goals of growing as a player every year, of playing in the NCAA Tournament, of graduating and now playing in the NBA. The journey is just beginning in his basketball career,” K-State head coach Bruce Weber said, according to a University release.
Iwundu became the first player to be drafted out of K-State since Michael Beasley (No. 2, Miami Heat) and Bill Walker (No. 47, Washington Wizards) were taken in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Iwundu became the first Wildcat to record 1,249 points, 618 rebounds, 366 assists and 121 steals in a career. He joined Rolando Blackman, Bob Boozer, Thomas Gipson, Rodney McGruder and Ed Nealy as the only Wildcats to tally 1,200 points and 600 rebounds. As K-State’s all-time starts leader, he finished his career in the top 15 in scoring (1,249, 14th), rebounding (618, 12th), assists (366, 4th), steals (121, 5th), minutes played (3,728, 3rd), games (132, 5th), and starts (124, 1st).
In his career, Iwundu averaged 9.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting, including 33.8 percent from three-point range, with 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.9 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.
In his 2016-17 season, Iwundu led the Wildcats in scoring (13 ppg), double digit scoring games (26), field goals made (151), free throws made (122), free throw percentage (76.7), double-doubles (five), and rebounding (6.3 rpg). He joined Mitch Richmond (1987-88) as the only WIldcats to tally over 400 points, over 200 rebounds, and over 100 assists in a single season.
Iwundu averaged 13 points on 48.1 percent shooting, including 37.8 percent from three-point range, with 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and one steal in 31.4 minutes per game last season. In Big 12 play, he averaged 13.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting, including 40 percent from three-point range, with 7.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals in 33.5 minutes per game.
He earned Third Team All-Big 12 honors last season.
In five games of NBA Summer League action, Iwundu averaged 5.6 points-per-game on 30.3 percent shooting with 3.8 rebounds-per-game, 0.4 assists-per-game, 0.8 steals-per-game, and 0.4 blocks-per-game on 22 minutes-per-game.
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