(WIBW) - For the second-straight year, no Kansas State players were selected in the NBA Draft. But that doesn't mean former Wildcats won't be getting opportunities in the league.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Kansas native and former K-State star Dean Wade to a two-way deal as an undrafted free agent. A two-way deal means Wade would spend a majority of his season in the G-League and no more than 45 days with the Cavaliers. Two-way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league
The Kansas native was a decorated star for the Wildcats. He finished his K-State career in 10th on the program's all-time scoring list and is one of just three players to rank in the top 10 in both career scoring and rebounding.
Wade averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game while shooting 50% from the field and 39% from three over four years in Manhattan. He was one of just two players in KSU history to be selected as an All-Big 12 First Team member in back-to-back seasons.
But his career was also noted for dealing with injuries. He missed significant time for K-State, including the past two postseasons for the Wildcats, due to foot injuries.