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RaeQuan Battle Gets NBA Summer League Opportunity

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Former WVU G RaeQuan Battle has been invited by the Charlotte Hornets to join their summer league team, Jon Chepkevich of DraftExpress reported.

Battle will have the opportunity to fight for an NBA contract this summer.

The 6-foot-5 guard went undrafted in the NBA’s two-day draft but is getting a chance during the summer league circuit. During his draft process, Battle had workouts with the Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic and others.

Following the draft, 20-year NBA veteran Jamal Crawford praised Battle for his game.

“RaeQuan Battle is a sleeper in this draft.. Pro level shooter right now today!!,” Crawford wrote on X.

20-Year NBA Veteran Gives RaeQuan Battle High Praise

Battle completed his fifth season of collegiate eligibility with West Virginia this past season. Battle, who played at Washington and Montana State, transferred to WVU during the final months of Bob Huggins and stayed into the interim year with Josh Eilert.

Battle averaged 16.1 points and 4.0 rebounds on 41% shooting from the field in 22 games. Battle fought for eligibility during non-conference play after needing a waiver to compete for the Mountaineers. The Tulalip, Wa. native became eligible in mid-December and scored 29 points in each of his first two games. Battle scored over 20 points in nine games. Battle won back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Week awards as soon as he returned to the floor.

Battle’s WVU teammate Jesse Edwards was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves to a two-way contract.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on Battle’s professional career.

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