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Hornets sign Ahmed Hill to a two-way contract

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The Hornets are fine tuning the roster as training camp approaches.

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Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets are signing former Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill to a two-way contract.

The Hornets still had one two-way contract available after inking forward Robert Franks to the first the day after the draft. Hill shares a common trait with Franks, and most of the Hornets acquisitions under this regime—he can shoot.

Ahmed Hill is a 6’5” guard coming off a senior season in which he averaged 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. For his career, he canned 39.0% of his 589 3-point attempts. He worked out for the Hornets during the lead up to the NBA Draft, but ultimately went undrafted. He signed with the Brooklyn Nets for the Las Vegas Summer League and showed well for himself. In just over 18 minutes per game, Hill averaged 6.8 points per game while connecting on seven of his 17 3-point attempts (41.2%).

Hill will spend the majority of next season in Greensboro, but there’s a good chance he’ll get a few minutes on an NBA floor once it’s clear that the Hornets aren’t going to make a playoff push.