MANILA, Philippines – Fresh off being eliminated from the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs, GlobalPort Batang Pier import Jarrid Famous is set to join the NBA Summer League team of the Washington Wizards, according to RealGM reporter Shams Charania.
Charania tweeted late on Sunday, June 28, that Famous, 27, has been included in Washington’s roster that will participate in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League to take place from July 10-20.
Two more summer league entries: free agent Jarrid Famous (31 PPG, 24 RPG in Philippines) w/ Wizards, undrafted Charles Jackson w/ 76ers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 28, 2015
Famous, as well as many other Summer League invites such as Bobby Ray Parks Jr, will compete for a spot on a team’s training camp line-up for the 2015-2016 NBA season.
Famous previously applied for the 2011 NBA Draft but went unselected. He played for Westchester CC and South Florida in college.
Besides the Batang Pier, Famous has also seen action for the Meralco Bolts and Petron Blaze Boosters in the PBA. He has also played in the NBA D-League, getting minutes with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Iowa Energy, and Texas Legends.
He joined the Memphis Grizzlies’ 2014 Summer League team but did not receive an invite to an NBA training camp.
The 6-foot-11 Famous averaged 29.3 points and 23.3 rebounds a game entering his team’s Sunday do-or-die contest against the Star Hotshots. GlobalPort, who entered their quarterfinal series against Star with a twice-to-beat edge, lost 101-94, despite Famous’ 38 points and 21 rebounds.
The Batang Pier lost Game 1 by 53 – the largest ever deficit in PBA playoffs history.