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Shams Charania: UConn national champion Niels Giffey has accepted a summer league invite with the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells RealGM. Twitter @ShamsCharania
Small forward Luke Hancock (formerly of Louisville), swingman Niels Giffey (Connecticut) and power forward James Michael McAdoo (North Carolina) also worked out at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, according to reports. All five are projected to go in the second round or undrafted during the NBA draft on June 26. The Sixers were awarded the third and 10th overall picks during last week’s draft lottery.They also have five second-round picks – No. 32, 39, 47, 52, and 54. Philadelphia Inquirer
Alba Berlin, Brose Baskets Bamberg and EWE Baskets Oldenburg are interested in NCAA Champion Niels Giffey. The German forward won his second NCAA title with the Huskies averaging 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds as senior in college. There were already reports about a deal reached with Alba Berlin but the rumors were denied. Giffey hopes to play NBA Summer League this summer and see if he can get a spot in the NBA. It is more likely that he will start his pro career in Europe and the German bigs are already pursuing him for next seasons. Sportando
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