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Sean East II gets a chance at the pros.

The Missouri basketball guard signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday after going undrafted in the 2024 NBA Draft this week, according to a report from Draft Express scout Jon Chepkevich.

An Exhibit 10 deal is a one-year, minimum-salary contract that allows teams to negotiate a two-way deal and manage their G League rights. Essentially, East is all but assured of an invite to training camp with Los Angeles, and he’ll likely end up with the South Bay Lakers – Los Angeles’ G League affiliate.

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East, a 6-foot-2 guard, is the third player to receive an NBA contract since Mizzou coach Dennis Gates took over the program. All three began their professional careers in Los Angeles.

The program’s star Kobe Brown was selected in the first round of the 2023 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. D’Moi Hodge signed a two-way contract with the Lakers but currently plays for the Rip City Remix, the G-League affiliate of the Portland Trail Blazers. This means that Hodge and East will not be reunited as teammates for the time being.

East, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, spent two seasons at Missouri to finish his college career after originally signing with UMass and spending one season at Bradley and John A. Logan CC. At Columbia, East saved his best individual season for last, averaging 17.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game and being named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year despite the Tigers going winless in the conference.

The Mizzou graduate participated in the Portsmouth Invitational earlier this year, where he led all scorers, and was also invited to the G League Elite Camp.

Now he has the chance to secure a spot with the Lakers.