Shaun Pruitt was not selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, but the West Aurora alumnus confirmed via text message that he will play summer league ball with the New Orleans Hornets.
The summer league runs from on July 11-20 in Las Vegas.
The Hornets, led by point guard Chris Paul, are fresh off a trip to the Western Conference semi-finals. Last year, former Bull Tyson Chandler and Harvey native & Thornton alumnus Melvin Ely were among seven post players listed at 6-9 or taller.
Heading into the free agent period, bigs Chris Andersen and Ryan Bowen are unrestricted free agents while Ely has a player option.