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Friday, June 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Purdue's Mathias, Haas sign with NBA teams

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Former Purdue forward Vincent Edwards was the only Boilermaker picked in Thursday's NBA Draft, but by Friday two more former Purdue standouts found professional homes.

Guard Dakota Mathias signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers as an undrafted free agent Friday and will play for the Cavaliers' NBA Summer League team beginning July 6 in Las Vegas. Mathias didn't work out for the Cavaliers during the pre-draft process, but Cleveland did send a representative to a pro day in Chicago in which Mathias participated.

In addition to Mathias' contract, Isaac Haas signed a free agent deal with the Utah Jazz, Purdue announced Friday. Haas will also play in the summer league. The 7-foot-2 center will try to persuade the Jazz this summer that the broken elbow he suffered in the NCAA Tournament is fully healed.

Both Mathias and Haas were members of a Purdue senior class that made back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2017 and 2018. The class, which also included Edwards and PJ Thompson, won 104 games in four years, the second-most in the history of Purdue basketball.

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