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Buffs in the NBA: Tyler Bey signs with Houston Rockets

The former Buff finds a new NBA home for next season

2021 Las Vegas Summer League - New Orleans Pelicans v Chicago Bulls Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets announced they picked up free agent forward Tyler Bey on Wednesday.

The former Colorado Buffaloes standout was a second round selection (36th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020 NBA Draft, but was acquired by the Dallas Mavericks. He appeared in 18 games for the Mavericks as a two-way player last season and averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds off the bench.

Bey had the “best statistical G-League season of any Maverick, but he was not extended a qualifying offer and thus became a free agent,” according to the Dallas Morning News. He joined the Chicago Bulls for a brief stint in the Summer League two weeks ago. Now he’ll head south looking to compete for a final roster spot with the Rockets.

The Las Vegas native is the fourth former Buffalo in the NBA, joining Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, New York Knicks shooting guard Alec Burks, and San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White.