Former BYU guard Elijah Bryant is headed to the NBA. Multiple reports are coming out that the Milwaukee Bucks will sign the 26-year-old guard to a two-year contract after buying out his contract from Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.
The Bucks are planning to waive forward Rodions Kurucs and signing guard Elijah Bryant of Maccabi Tel Aviv to a two-year deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 8, 2021
Maccabi Tel Aviv is part of the Euroleague and one of the top teams in Europe. Bryant is averaging 11.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists on 48.3% shooting and 39% from three in the Israeli and Euroleague this year.
Bryant got on the Bucks radar in 2019 when he was a member of the their summer league team and averaged 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The Bucks made Bryant an offer in 2020, according to his agent, but Bryant turned that down to go with the guaranteed contract in Israel.
Bryant was an All-WCC at BYU as a junior when he averaged 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on 50% shooting 43% from three. He left after his junior season to pursue a pro career.
Now, Bryant will get a chance to be on the Bucks roster as they begin their playoff run as one of the few title contenders in the NBA. Good luck and congrats to our guy Elijah!