Best undrafted players in 2022 NBA Draft: Shareef O'Neal, Scotty Pippen Jr. among notable top prospects not picked

Sporting News 9 days ago

The 2022 NBA Draft is in the rearview, with 58 players' dreams coming true at Barclays Center. 

A number of notable players, however, did not hear their names called, but their focus now shifts to signing two-way contracts, Exhibit 10 deals or linking up with teams affiliate for Summer League in pursuit of their NBA goals.

Over the years, plenty of players have worked their way into the league despite not being drafted, from Christian Wood, Wesley Matthews, Lugentz Dort, to Fred VanVleet.

Who will be next?

Follow along for updates on transactions involving players that went undrafted in 2022.

Which undrafted players have signed deals?

Shareef O'Neal will get a chance to play for the same team that his Hall of Fame father played for at Summer League this season. The younger O'Neal will suit up for the Lakers according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. 

Scotty Pippen Jr. will also don the Purple and Gold as he's reportedly set to sign a two-way deal with the Lakers according to Charania. 

For a full list of notable undrafted signees see the list below. 

Undrafted free agent tracker
Player School Team Deal/Status Report
Shareef O'Neal LSU Los Angeles Lakers Summer League Shams Charania, The Athletic
Scotty Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt Los Angeles Lakers Two-way Shams Charania, The Athletic
Kenneth Lofton Jr. Louisiana Tech Memphis Grizzlies Two-way Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Ron Harper Jr. Rutgers Toronto Raptors Two-way Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Trevor Hudgins NW Missouri Houston Rockets Two-way Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Theo John Duke Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League Shams Charania, The Athletic
Alondes Williams Wake Forest Brooklyn Nets Two-way Shams Charania, The Athletic
Justin Lewis Marquette Sacramento Kings Two-way Shams Charania, The Athletic
Dereon Seabron NC State New Orleans Pelicans Two-way Shams Charania, The Athletic
Jamaree Bouyea San Francisco Miami Heat Summer League Shams Charania, The Athletic
Collin Gillespie Villanova Denver Nuggets Two-way Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Jalen Adaway St. Bonaventure Miami Heat Sumer League Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
Marcus Bingham Michigan State Dallas Mavericks Exhibit 10 Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports
Jeriah Horne Tulsa Sacramento Kings Free Agent Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports