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Kentucky's Wenyen Gabriel Has Signed With NBA Club

Wenyen Gabriel is fired up during game against Cleveland State.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 23: Wenyen Gabriel #32 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during the game against the Cleveland State Vikings at Rupp Arena on November 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wenyen Gabriel was not a huge star for the Kentucky Wildcats, but the sharpshooting wing impressed during the pre-Draft process.

No NBA team took a shot on him in last month's draft. That isn't a huge surprise, after he averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season under John Calipari.

However, he doesn't bring an interesting skill set. He shot just under 40-percent from three-point range, and blocked over a shot per game.

Gabriel played for the Sacramento Kings during NBA Summer League. Now, he'll have his chance to play for the team, which features a number of former Wildcats, during the actual season.

NBA insider David Aldridge reports that Wenyen Gabriel signed a two-way deal with the Kings.

Sacramento has a young roster filled with frontcourt talent, so minutes may be hard to come by. Still, it is a good opportunity for him.

Gabriel retweeted NBC Sports' James Ham, who confirmed the original Aldridge report.

A two-way deal allows the Kings to play Gabriel at the NBA level, but also send him down to the G-League when they need to.

The Kings' G-League affiliate is relatively nearby. The team recently relocated to Stockton, California.

The Kings roster is already littered with former Wildcats. Willie Cauley-Stein, De'Aaron Fox, and Skal Labissiere all play for the club.