Former Greyhound Jordan Loyd Signs NBA Contract With Raptors
TORONTO -- A former University of Indianapolis basketball player has become the first Greyhound alum to sign an NBA contract.
Jordan Loyd, a former guard for UIndy, as signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors. The two-way deal means Loyd can only spend a maximum of 45 days on the active roster for the Raptors during the NBA regular season.
He'll spend the remaining time with the Raptors' G-League affiliate, Raptors 905 in Mississauga, Ontario
"It's actually kind of surreal," Loyd said . "I know I only have my foot in the door and by no means have I 'made it'."
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During his senior season in 2016 Loyd was an All-GLVC first team selection averaging 20 points a game and shooting 50-percent from the field, 41-percent from behind the 3-point-line.
Loyd, who has been professionally in Turkey and Israel, has tried several times since graduating from UIndy to make an NBA roster playing summer league ball for many teams including the Indiana Pacers.
Loyd came close in 2016 going undrafted in the NBA Draft, but was picked 48th overall by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the then NBA D-League Draft. He signed an exclusive contract with the Mad Ants and played in 49 games.
The Mad Ants are now the G-League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
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