Another former Pitt player has signed with an NBA team, as Mouhamadou Gueye has signed an exhibit 10 deal with the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors liked what they saw out of him in recent NBA Summer League action and made sure to sign him up. Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year, minimum-salary contracts with no additional bonuses attached, per Sporting News. NBA teams have the option to convert the contracts into two-way deals before the start of the regular season. NBA Training Camps open on Oct. 3 this year, with Preseason competition kicking off on Oct. 5. The regular season begins on Oct. 24.
In Summer League play, Gueye, a 6-foot-9 stretch forward, averaged 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Raptors’ Summer League team across five games in Las Vegas.
Gueye was one of four former Pitt players to compete in this year’s Summer League action, joining Justin Champagnie (Boston Celtics), Nike Sibande (Dallas Mavericks), and Au’Diese Toney (Orlando Magic). Gueye was initially slated to play for Pitt’s TBT team Zoo Crew, but after his performance in Summer League play, he told Pittsburgh Sports Now, the Raptors wanted to sign him, therefore not allowing him to play in The Basketball Tournament.
Gueye played for the Texas Legends in the NBA G League last season, scoring 8.6 points per game and grabbing 5.1 rebounds on average. The former Stony Brook standout transferred to Pitt before the 2021-22 season and burst onto the scene as a dynamic player for the Panthers. He was the team leader in both three pointers and blocked shots in his lone season in Pittsburgh, averaging 2.1 blocks and hitting 43 threes on the year. Gueye scored 9.8 points per game and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game, ranking him fourth on the team in scoring and second in rebounding.