LAS VEGAS, Nev. – There’s currently only one Washington State University Cougar who suits up for the NBA and that’s the school’s most productive alumnus, Klay Thompson. He’s not the only one anymore, at least for the summer, after the Charlotte Hornets signed WSU standout, Robert Franks to a two-way deal.
Roberts has played in two games for the Hornets so far, averaging four points a game in his limited play time. His first NBA points came against the Spurs, when he drained a 26-foot three-point shot in the third quarter of his first NBA game.
Roberts was a force at Washington State, finishing his senior year as a Top 25 scorer in the nation, averaging 21.6 points per game. His 583 points last year put him at eighth in the single season scoring list for the school. He became the first Cougar to be named to the Pac-12 All-Conference First Team since 2015.
Whether he remains on the roster come October is yet to be seen, but for now he’s working to make his mark in the NBA Summer League.