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Chicago Native Signs Summer League Deal With Bulls

The former Blue Demon led the Big East in points last season.

Photo: Steve Woltman/DePaul Athletics

There’s no telling where Javon Freeman-Liberty’s journey to the NBA will end. But it’ll begin with him playing for his hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League.

His uncle and former Flying Illini Marcus Liberty broke the news on Twitter.

Freeman-Liberty averaged 7.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, two steals, and a Big-East best 21.7 points per game for DePaul last season. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound combo guard also shot a career-high 36.8% from downtown on 6.3 attempts and got to the line nearly seven times a game.

Concerns about his lack of size, streaky shooting, and ability to guard quicker players likely led to Freeman-Liberty going undrafted Thursday. And with the Chicago Bulls adding Dalen Terry and Justin Lewis to their already crowded rotation of guards, he will likely be auditioning for the other 29 teams in the Association while he’s in Vegas.

But Javon Freeman-Liberty’s path to the NBA had to start somewhere. His will just so happen to launch from home.

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