Report: Raptors sign undrafted forward Ron Harper Jr. to two-way deal

Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. (24) has reportedly signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

The Toronto Raptors have signed Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. to a two-way contract after the conclusion of the NBA Draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Harper, 22, played four seasons at Rutgers, elevating that program and helping them return to the NCAA tournament in 2021 — ending a 30-year drought.

Harper saw his scoring increase each season at Rutgers, culminating in 15.2 points per game in 32 appearances last season. He also averaged 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 44.2 per cent from the field and 39.8 per cent from three.

Ron Harper Sr. is a five-time NBA champion over his 16-year career with the Cavaliers, Clippers, Bulls and Lakers.

Current Raptors executive Wayne Embry selected Harper Sr. with the eighth pick in the 1986 NBA Draft when he was general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Earlier on draft night the Raptors selected Arizona centre Christian Koloko with the 33rd pick.

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