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Hornets sign three undrafted college players to summer league team

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Three undrafted college prospects were signed to the Hornets summer league squad

Jeff Gross

Though it's expected that much of Charlotte's more experienced young players who have a few years under their belts -- Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo -- won't play in the team's summer league circuit this summer, they will still have a group of players that should be interesting to watch.

The most notable of these will be Cody Zeller, and the two rookies, Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston. (I'd expect Hairston to light up everyone thanks to his experience in the D-League and shooting prowess)

But the team has also quietly added some undrafted prospects to the summer roster.

James Bell, SG, Villanova - Bell's an athletic guard and athletic defender, but lacks a reliable offense. His three-point shooting needs to get more reliable to be that 3-and-D archetype, but this is little surprise to see him on the summer squad after the Hornets gave him a workout. Draft profile from SBN site VU HoopsSigning reported by Tyler R. Tynes of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Jordan Bachynski, C, Arizona State - Bachynski, who measures 7'2" tall, led the nation in blocks per game and set the Pac-12 season record with 133 total. SB Nation's ASU blog House of Sparky has a scouting report on him, noting his strengths as an instinctual and talented shot blocker who sets good screens, but has some problems with his touch around the rim and strength. Signing reported by Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Josh Davis, SF/PF, San Diego State - A local fella from Raleigh who went to Athens Drive High School, Davis made a name for himself when he transferred to Tulane and made the first team All-Conference USA squad. He doesn't quite have the size to play power forward at the NBA level, but he doesn't have an outside shot to speak of. However, he is a capable ballhandler for his size and can get to the rim, where he's a decent finisher who can also draw fouls. His transition to the NBA and development as a power forward will be a difficult one. I'll let DraftExpress' scouting report fill in the rest. Signing reported by Davis, himself.