Ashton Hagans joins Toronto Raptors for NBA Summer League


Former Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans has found a new home — at least for the remainder of the summer.

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year will join the Toronto Raptors for the NBA Summer League, which begins in August.

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Cartersville, GA went undrafted in 2020 after two seasons at Kentucky, but signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 28. He appeared in two games for Minnesota, but did not accumulate stats in either contest.

His brief time with Minnesota came to a close when he was with the team’s G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, being waived after breaking COVID-19 protocols down in the G League bubble in Orlando, FL back in February.

As a sophomore at Kentucky in 2019-20, Hagans averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest, earning SEC All-Defensive Team honors in the process.

The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 will take place Aug. 8-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All 75 games of the 10-day competition will air live on television on ESPN networks or NBA TV. Every game will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.