Shams Charania: Undrafted center Norvel Pelle — once a top high school prospect — has signed a contract with Dacin Tigers of Taiwan, source tells RealGM.
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Without any real game film against top-notch competition, Pelle enters the 2013-2014 NBA D-League season as one of the largest unknown talents in the entire league. However, after listening to Thompson describe player’s reactions in the competitive games which Pelle has been playing in, and the documented interest from NBA scouts and general managers, Pelle is likely to make a large splash in the NBADL this season.
According to a source, 6’10” Norvel Pelle has signed a D-League contract, and will be available in the upcoming 2013 NBA D-League draft. Back in June, Pelle withdrew from the 2013 NBA draft because of a foot injury. Pelle’s likely entry into the NBADL draft is timely, as the combo power forward/center is yet another once highly touted prep player, without college experience, looking to use the NBA D-League as a springboard to the Association.
Norvel Pelle was supposed to be the sleeper in the draft. But after below-average performances at the draft combine and in New Jersey, it’s likely he slides out of the draft. There is raw talent there, but it’s far, far away.