MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A former BYU basketball star is expected to sign with an NBA team after playing professionally overseas for three seasons.
Elijah Bryant is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to reports from multiple sources.
Shams Charania, an NBA insider with The Athletic and Stadium, was the first to report the news.
The Bucks are planning to waive forward Rodions Kurucs and signing guard Elijah Bryant of Maccabi Tel Aviv to a two-year deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 8, 2021
The Bucks have not officially confirmed or announced the signing, but Charania is seen as a reliable source in the NBA community.
If the deal goes through, Bryant wouldn't be the only player on the Bucks roster who came from a Utah college basketball team. He would be teammates with Sam Merrill of Utah State, who was picked by Milwaukee in the most recent NBA Draft.
Bryant entered the 2018 NBA Draft but was not selected. He did, however, play in the 2018 NBA Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers before joining Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Premier League for one season.
He then played for the Bucks' Summer League team in 2019 before signing a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv has reportedly allowed Bryant to leave the team in order to pursue his NBA dream. The Israeli league's season is still underway.