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Matthew Hurt lands free-agent deal with Houston Rockets

Duke forward Matthew Hurt drives to the basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Duke forward Matthew Hurt drives to the basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Updated: July 30, 2021 09:26 PM
Created: July 29, 2021 08:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Former John Marshall and Duke University standout Matthew Hurt will get an opportunity to play in the NBA.

Hurt signed a two-way free agent contract with the Houston Rockets on Friday.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Matthew Hurt has agreed to a two-way deal with the Houston Rockets.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 31, 2021

Matthew Hurt went undrafted in Thursday night's 2021 NBA Draft.

Hurt spent two seasons at Duke University, facing a season-long battle trying to make their 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament before they pulled out of the ACC Tournament following a positive COVID-19 test that ended their season.

Hurt declared for the NBA draft following a breakout sophomore season in which he became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top scorer.

Hurt played six varsity seasons for the JM Rockets with more than 3,000 career points, with over 1,000 from his senior year alone. Hurt was been named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2019. He's the first-ever basketball player from Rochester to be named Mr. Basketball. Hurt committed to play basketball for the Duke Blue Devils in April of 2019.

This is a developing story. Check back with ABC 6 News for more on this story.


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