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Former LSU star Skylar Mays has signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced Thursday. The terms of the deal were not revealed.

Mays was selected by the Hawks in the second round (50th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft. Per NBA.com:


ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks today announced the team has signed guard Skylar Mays to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Mays, a 6’4 guard, averaged 3.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.2 minutes as a rookie for the Hawks last season (.449 FG%, .350 3FG%, .880 FT%) in 33 contests. He scored in double-figures five times, including Feb. 12 vs. San Antonio, when Mays set a career-high in points (20), adding three assists in 17 minutes (7-10 FGs, 4-5 3FGs, 2-2 FTs). In Atlanta’s final regular season game (May 16 vs. Houston), he finished with 16 points, a career-best seven assists and two blocks in a career-high 27 minutes (7-11 FGs, 2-5 3FGs). Mays also played in seven postseason games, totaling eight points.

In four contests with the Hawks at the 2021 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, he compiled 18.8 points, 3.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 28.7 minutes (.463 FG%, .333 3FG%, 16-16 FTs).

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Great kid
Reply20 days
I thought he was good enough for a legit deal, sucks
Reply21 days
The Hawks have a crazy amount of depth that includes established vets and higher touted draft picks.
20 days
what is a two way contract?
Reply21 days
Means he has to play defense also. Most big time players are exempt from those deals.
20 days
It means his pay is dependant on if he plays for the NBA or the development league.
20 days
I've always really admired these athletes who, not only graduate, but have a 3.93 GPA in school like Mays did. Total respect. Joseph "Nacho" Albergamo was one of them too. Really happy for Mays and wish him all the BEST. Geaux Tigers.
Reply21 days
Yep, ole Nacho is a doctor in Baton Rouge now.
21 days
Class act. Congratulations
Reply21 days
Had a class with him. One of the nicest kids I’ve ever met
Reply21 days
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