Former Cameron County High School star Nate Sestina will get his shot in the NBA.
Sestina went undrafted, but signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Brooklyn Nets, per Jon Chepkevich of Pro Bball combine. 247 Sports also reported the news.
Sestina went on to have a standout career at Bucknell University before grad transferring to Kentucky for his final season of eligibility.
An Exhibit-10 contract contains an attachment that may be converted to a two-way contract at the team’s option. Exhibit-10 can only be used in one-year, non-guaranteed contracts for the minimum NBA salary, with no bonuses, except for an ‘Exhibit 10 bonus’ of $5,000-$50,000.
Before Kentucky, the 6’9” stretch-four played four years at Bucknell, also alma mater of JR Holden, the Nets Director of Player Personnel and former star with CSKA Moscow.
The 2015 Cameron County graduate had recently signed to play for BC Nizhny Novgorod in the VTB League in Russia.
At Cameron County, Sestina was the co-District 9 Player of the Year as a senior in 2015 when he led the Red Raiders to a second-place finish in District 9 while averaging 21.5 points, 14.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 1.6 steals per game and shooting 63.4 percent from the field. He also recorded 26 double-doubles in 28 games and finished his high school career with 1,698 points.