Former Jayhawk Newman inks deal with Lakers

Courtesy: LA Lakers

(WIBW) - LeBron James may have grabbed the headlines, but Kansas fans had reason to take interest in Sunday's signing news from the Los Angeles Lakers.

The same day James officially left Cleveland, former Jayhawk Malik Newman also inked a deal with LA.

Newman signed a two-way contract with the Lakers. The agreement means he may move up-and-down between the Lakers and their G-league affiliate.

The team did not disclose how much Newman will be paid.

Newman spent two years at KU. He averaged 14.2 points per game his sophomore season and was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional.

Despite the resume, Newman went undrafted.