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Former Gamecock Hassani Gravett lands with NBA team

Another former South Carolina player has found an NBA home.

Hassani Gravett signed with the Orlando Magic, the team announced on Wednesday. Terms of Gravett’s deal weren’t announced but published reports have him signing an Exhibit 10 contract with the team.

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary that guarantees Gravett receives a camp invite. Gravett can either have his Exhibit 10 converted into a two-way contract, or will be waived.

Even if Gravett is waived, he will likely end up playing for Lakeland, Orlando’s G-League affiliate.

Gravett joins former teammates Sindarius Thornwell (Cavaliers), PJ Dozier (Nuggets) and Chris Silva (Heat) on NBA rosters. Duane Notice played with the Toronto Raptors Summer League team but hasn’t signed a contract yet. All five players were part of USC’s 2017 Final Four team.

Gravett averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds last year for South Carolina and was the SEC’s Sixth Man of The Year. He led the Gamecocks with 65 3-pointers and shot 39.9 percent from behind the arc.

Gravett worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets and also competed at the Pro Basketball Combine on May 21-22 in Thousand Oaks, California. Competing in front of NBA and G League personnel, Gravett scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in one game. He also posted a 42.5-inch vertical leap, the third-best of the PBC’s 24 participants.

“I’ve just been out here, putting in work, man, try to open eyes,” Gravett said in June. “I know I might not have the hype that a lot of people have, but I have a chip on my shoulder. I’m out here trying to show them the abilities that I have.”

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