Former Louisville forward Jaylen Johnson has reportedly landed his first opportunity in professional basketball. RealGM.com reports that Johnson has signed a training camp deal with the Chicago Bulls.
Johnson averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a junior this past season. Surprisingly, in April, Johnson decided to forgo his senior season and turn pro. He didn’t receive an invite to the NBA Draft Combine and wasn’t signed to play for a summer league team.
The Michigan native’s deal with Chicago isn’t guaranteed. Johnson will participate in training camp with hopes of making the 13-man roster. The Bulls already have at least three power forwards on their roster for the upcoming season, but a solid showing in training camp could help Johnson earn a spot with their G-League team.