West Virginia basketball program alumni are continuing to make noise in the NBA. Today, former WVU guard Jaysean Paige was offered a 10-day contract by the Detroit Pistons, first reported by JD Shaw.
The Detroit Pistons are planning to sign point guard Jaysean Paige of the Maine Celtics to a 10-day hardship contract, agent Dean Hadley tells @HoopsRumors.
— JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) December 31, 2021
Paige will get his first opportunity at the NBA level, after playing in the G-League with the Maine Celtics. The Jamestown, New York, native averaged 16.9 points in 14 games for the Celtics, shooting 45 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three. Paige went up against another former WVU guard in Deuce McBride, last month.
This makes it three West Virginia players to be on an active roster in the NBA: Paige, McBride and Jevon Carter.
Paige played at West Virginia from 2014-16, under Bob Huggins. The 6-foot-2 guard was a part of the 2015 Sweet 16 team. In 69 career games at WVU, Paige averaged 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.