C’s 1st Round Pick, Yabusele, To Play In China Next Season
After being drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 16th overall pick in this summer's NBA Draft, French forward Guerschon Yabusele was considered a player the team might stash overseas for a year.
The beliefs about Yabusele's status with the club were confirmed today, as the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported that the 20-year-old has signed a one-year deal to play in China during the 2016-17 season.
According to Himmelsbach, Yabusele agreed to a deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and could make up to $1.5 million next season.
Of course, the Celtics will still own the rights to the power forward, for when he is ready to play in the NBA.
Yabusele played well for Boston on it's summer league team, showing he could effectively score the ball. With roster space tight and his development into a two way player still in progress the team wasn't expected to guarantee a roster spot to him, right away.