The Brooklyn Nets announced they had signed undrafted free agent forward Nuni Omot from Baylor University to fill the final open spot on their camp roster.
By Phil Watson (Fansided) |
Nuni Omot, whose 24th birthday is Oct. 3 (the same day the Nets open their preseason schedule by hosting the New York Knicks), is a well-traveled individual and player who played with the Golden State Warriors during NBA Summer League action in both Sacramento and Las Vegas.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Nuni Omot was born in a refugee camp after his family had fled their native Ethiopia, which was in the midst of a devastating civil war.
Nuni’s mother and brother eventually reached the U.S. and settled in Mahtomedi, Minn., according to the White Bear Press of White Bear Lake, Minn.
Nuni Omot is the very definition of a late bloomer. He played on the JV team at Mahtomedi High School as a 6-foot-1 junior. But he averaged 18 points per game as a senior after growing to 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds.
He’s now 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot wingspan.
Nuni had a well-traveled college career, enrolling in 2013 at Concordia University-St. Paul, a Division II school and did not play as a freshman as he redshirted in order to catch up academically.
In 2014-15, he averaged 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and transferred to Indian Hills Community College in Iowa with his eyes on a Division I opportunity.
After averaging 12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 33 starts at Indian Hills, Nuni transferred to Baylor for his final two seasons and bloomed into a solid shooting wing as a senior after playing 25 games as a reserve as a junior.
He averaged 9.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game, starting 19 games, and shot .489/.433/.855. His 3-point shooting mark was the fifth-best in the Big 12 Conference.
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