Former Auburn stars Bryce Brown and Jared Harper have secured an opportunity to play in the NBA after signing with teams as undrafted free agents.
Brown signed with the Sacramento Kings and Harper signed with the Phoenix Suns on Friday, a day after the 2019 NBA Draft.
Both are set to play in the NBA Summer League in July.
Their signings come after their teammate Chuma Okeke was drafted 16th overall by the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.
All three helped guide Auburn men’s basketball to its first-ever Final Four this spring.
Next, all three will enter summer league play looking to prove themselves as well as solidify spots in an NBA organization.
Harper and the Suns will play their first summer league on ESPN on July 5 at 10:30 p.m. CT.
Brown and the Kings play the Chinese national team in their first summer league game on July 6 on NBA TV at 10 p.m.
Brown and Harper led the Tigers in the backcourt last year. Brown was a senior leader for the Tigers and a 3-point sharpshooter who led the team in scoring in the final season of his record-breaking career on the Plains.
Harper was Auburn’s on-court general at point guard, knifing to the basket for points and facilitating his teammates as the Tigers soared to new heights.
Brown set the Auburn record for most 3-pointers in a career with 382. He averaged 15.9 points per game last year.
Harper broke the Auburn record for total assists in a season with 231 while also scoring 15.3 points per game.
Brown and Harper both left Auburn as two-time All-SEC honorees. During Auburn’s magic run to the Final Four, Brown was named the SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player, and Harper was named the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player.
Brown, Harper and Okeke are the first trio of Auburn teammates to enter the NBA in the same draft class since 1988 when Mike Jones, Jeff Moore and Chris Morris accomplished the same feat.
Harper is aiming to join the Suns organization that former Auburn great Charles Barkley famously played for from 1992-96. Wesley Person also played for the Suns from 1994-97.
Brown could become the third former Auburn player to make the Kings, joining Toney Douglas who started his career at Auburn before transferring to Florida State and playing for the Kings in 2012-13, and former Auburn player John Mengelt who was with the Kings from 1971-73.
The NBA Summer League runs July 5-15.