After going undrafted, Arizona Wildcats four-year guard Gabe York has agreed to join the Charlotte Hornets franchise on a Summer League deal.
Former #arizonawildcats Gabe York (Charlotte) and Ryan Anderson (Orlando) receive NBA summer-league invitations: https://t.co/HKLsGD5WRH— Bruce Pascoe (@BrucePascoe) June 27, 2016
For the first time in his career, York averaged double-figures in his senior season with the Wildcats, and he went well beyond that. He ended up second on the team in scoring with 15 points per game, trailing only Ryan Anderson in the scoring category.
York was by far Arizona's best three-point shooter in his final two seasons as a Wildcat. He shot 40% from beyond the arc in his junior year, then upped it to 42.1% in his senior campaign. He finished that off with a remarkable Senior Day in McKale Center, draining a program-record nine threes in his final home game.
That moment was extra sweet because York seemed like a candidate to transfer after a freshman season where he barely saw the floor. But he stuck with Sean Miller and company, deciding to grow in that system instead of leave and seek more minutes right away elsewhere.
Aside from playing predominately shooting guard, York also ran some point when called upon to do so, and there's reason to think he could do it for an NBA team if that's what he needed to do to make a roster. He said just that after a workout with the Sacramento Kings earlier this summer.
It'll be interesting to see if a guy like York will be able to shoot his way onto a team this summer.