Charlotte Hornets to sign Ahmed Hill to Two-Way, roster stands at 20

Charlotte Hornets Ahmed Hill (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Ahmed Hill (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

After agreeing to sign undrafted rookie Ahmed Hill to a Two-Way contract, the Charlotte Hornets roster is complete going into training camp.

Just weeks away from training camp, the Charlotte Hornets have put the finishing touches on their roster. They now have 20 players, with two of those players holding Two-Way contracts, including Charlotte’s latest addition, Ahmed Hill, who went undrafted out of Virginia Tech.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news about Hill’s soon-to-be signing. In the past two days, the Hornets have agreed to contracts with both Hill and Kobi Simmons.

The other Two-Way player is Robert Franks, who also went undrafted, but out of Washington State. Both Hill and Franks will primarily play with the Greensboro Swarm during the 2019-20 season, but can spend up to 45 days with the Hornets while the G-League season is going on.

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Hill was a consistent force for Virginia Tech during his four years with the school. During his senior season, the 6’5″ guard averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 39 percent from three-point land.

After the Hill news came out, my immediate reaction was a bit surprised. The 52nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Jalen McDaniels, was originally expected to get the final Two-Way contract slot, but it’s going to go to Hill instead.

With the training camp roster complete, it looks like the Charlotte Hornets will stash McDaniels either overseas or in the G-League for his rookie season.

Many fans were hoping that McDaniels would get that Two-Way contract, but Hill is a good prospect to have it. He doesn’t have the highest upside, but Hill can develop into a nice piece over time. He can shoot, defend and play either guard spot.

Last season, the Hornets had J.P. Macura and Joe Chealey on Two-Way contracts. They both had success in the G-League, especially Chealey, and they now find themselves on standard NBA contracts. Macura with Cleveland, and Chealey still with Charlotte.

Since implementing the addition of Two-Way contracts, teams have taken advantage and have really focused on developing the back end of their roster. Charlotte is no different, so I’m excited to see what both Hill and Franks can do for the Swarm during the 2019-20 season.

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The 2019-20 season is right around the corner for the Charlotte Hornets, and even though it will probably be a rebuilding year, it will be fun to watch some of these young players, like Hill, grow as the season progresses.