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Report: Raptors add Middle Tennessee’s Giddy Potts to Summer League roster

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After nothing at the draft, the Raptors continue to use free agency to build their summer roster.

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More from the Raptors on this Friday morning. According to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Toronto will be adding one of the most exciting names from March Madness to their Summer League roster: Giddy Potts. (Quite literally, the name “Giddy Potts” gets me fired up.)

Now, for the basketball side of things. Potts is an undrafted senior out of Middle Tennessee, who averaged 13.3 points, 40.3% from three, and 4.3 rebounds in 2017-18. He also showed his grit in March’s NCAA Tournament, as his Blue Raiders beat Minnesota as a 12-seed to advance to the second round.

He’s a 6’2” point guard, turning 23 in August, so athletic upside is a question mark (as it would be for any senior at his position).

For more, we turn to our resident draft expert Mitch Robson.

Hah, 1st Team All-Name. Potts is a shooter that was part of the Blue Raider team that upset Michigan State two years ago. He can shoot it very well from downtown. While he’s not really a pure point, he can take you off the bounce and is a strong rebounder.

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Giddy Potts is an athletic, thickly built combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball. He will likely need to prove that he can effectively run the point and defend upper echelon players, but with a strong season he could be a potential second round pick in 2018.

Yes, with this addition, the Raptors have cornered the market on thicc point guards going into 2018-19. Potts joins today’s other signings Rawle Alkins and Andrew Rowsey as free agent additions going into Summer League.