Where in the world is Chance Comanche?
After going unselected in the 2017 NBA Draft in June, the former Arizona Wildcat has mostly been off the radar.
Comanche surprisingly did not participate in any of the three NBA Summer League events (most likely because he did not receive an invite) and there have been no reports of him signing overseas.
So, what is he up to? Comanche is playing in the Drew League in Los Angeles.
Sweeeet Jumper by @comanche2414 @DrewLeague pic.twitter.com/qwga5IB0qz— Shereen Rayan (@SportsCrazee) July 22, 2017
@Chimezie_Metu to @comanche2414 SLAM DUNK!!! @DrewLeague @PlanetAsha pic.twitter.com/ceRIE7IhPa— Shereen Rayan (@SportsCrazee) July 23, 2017
The Drew League is a pro-am league that “matches up 28 invitation-only teams to battle it out on the hardwood,” according to its website.
“(It plays) host to Southern California’s toughest competition, attracting streetball legends, collegiate athletes, and several NBA stars.”
Notable participants in the Drew League this year are: Pistons center Andre Drummond, Lakers forward Julius Randle, Warriors guard Nick Young, Clippers guard Lou Williams, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, and former NBA guard Baron Davis.
USC guard De’Anthony Melton and forward Chimezie Metu are in it, too. So is 2018 recruit Marvin Bagley III and former Wildcat Stanley Johnson.
Comanche (along with Metu) plays for the Clozers, and he had 21 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday.
It’s fair to wonder if Comanche’s post-Arizona plan has unfolded the way he originally envisioned after he chose to forgo his final two years of eligibility.
The 21-year-old was never expected to be drafted, but getting a spot on a Summer League roster certainly wasn’t out of the question.
Neither of those happened, but there’s still plenty of time for Comanche to sign a deal overseas or in the G League, and Comanche’s physical tools alone — a 7-foot-2 wingspan with good mobility — should be enough for somebody to take a flyer on him.
“My time will come,” Comanche tweeted.
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