Nearly a week after going after going undrafted in last week’s NBA draft, John Shurna has found his new NBA home. The lanky, 6-9 forward has reportedly signed a summer league contract with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Northwestern basketball’s official Twitter account. Shurna joins former Wisconsin Badgers stars Jordan Taylor and Brian Butch on the Hawks’ summer league roster.
The 2012 Summer League consists of 24 teams competing in a 60-game schedule July 13-22, with each team playing five games. Atlanta kicks off the summer league slate on July 13 against Washington and will play all five of its games at the Cox Pavilion, home of the UNLV Lady Rebels women’s basketball team.
by Inside NU‘s Chris Johnson (@chrisdjohnsonn)
It’s hard to tell whether Atlanta is a good fit for Shurna and his unique skill set. The Hawks are in the midst of a massive salary-slashing campaign, having just dealt 6x All-Star Joe Johnson and the remaining 4 years/$90 million on his salary to the Brookly...