MILWAUKEE, Wisc. –A former BYU basketball star is set to sign with an NBA team after playing professionally abroad for three seasons.
Elijah Bryant is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to reports from multiple sources.
Shams Charania, an NBA insider with The Athletic and Stadium, was the first to break the news.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 8, 2021
The Bucks have not officially confirmed or announced the signing, but Charania is considered a trusted source in the NBA community.
If the deal goes through, Bryant wouldn’t be the only player on the Bucks roster to come from a Utah college basketball team. He would be a teammate with Sam Merrill from the State of Utah, who was chosen by Milwaukee in the last NBA Draft.
Bryant entered the 2018 NBA Draft but was not selected. He did, however, play in the 2018 NBA Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers before joining Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Premier League basketball for a season.
He then played for the Bucks’ Summer League team in 2019 before signing a two-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv has would have allowed Bryant to leave the team in order to pursue his NBA dream. The Israeli league season is still ongoing.