As expected, Bryn Forbes did not hear his name called during the 2016 NBA Draft.
But going undrafted never means a player's NBA dreams won't be realized. It just means they'll have to work a little harder to make sure they get what they deserve. For this former Spartan, it means showing teams what he's got in the NBA Summer League.
According to the Lansing State Journal, Forbes has reached an agreement to join the San Antonio Spurs for their summer team. That means Forbes will be playing will join his teammates in Salt Lake City from July 4-7 and in Las Vegas from July 8-18. If he does well, the Spurs and/or other teams will offer him a training camp invite and possibly even an NBA contract.
There's no question the sharp-shooting Forbes deserves a shot in a league where the three-ball is as featured as it's ever been. The former Spartans guard was among college basketball's elite shooters last season, ranking 14th in the NCAA in three-pointers made per game (3.2), second in three-point field-goal percentage (.481) and made 112 total threes, the third-best single-season mark in school history.
Because Forbes went undrafted, he and his agent were able to carefully look at every NBA team interested in him, as well as looking at if they're any overseas options offering too much for him to pass up. Many undrafted guys had signed by noon Friday, but Forbes held off to carefully weigh all of his options and pick the situation he felt is best for him.
Ultimately, Forbes felt the Spurs' summer team offers him the best chance at making it in the NBA. Depending on how this goes and if Forbes signs a contract, he must then find an NBA team is willing to use one of their 15-man roster spots on a guy they think can be a three-point specialist for them.
Or, Forbes can pursue a career overseas as many professional leagues are willing to pay players of Forbes' caliber some nice contracts. How well he does in the summer league, those overseas teams may increase their offer in hopes of landing Forbs.