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RaeQuan Battle Shows Off Skills for Hornets in Another Summer League Win



RaeQuan Battle with Hornets
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After an efficient NBA Summer League debut, RaeQuan Battle was able to produce even more in his second game on Sunday.

Battle scored nine points while connecting on 4-of-8s shots from the field and hitting one three-pointer. He also recorded two rebounds, an assist and a steal – highlighted in the video below – in the Charlotte Hornets domination of China in the California Classic by the score of 93-62.

Battle is currently fighting his way for a two-way NBA contract after being invited to the summer league by the Hornets. The 6-foot-5 guard went undrafted in the 2024 NBA draft after multiple workouts with teams around the league.

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.

RaeQuan 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. Other Mountaineers playing in the summer league include Jalen Bridges (Suns), Tre Mitchell (Thunder), Emmitt Matthews Jr. (Hawks) and Gabe Osabuohien (Cavaliers).

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

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