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Trey Alexander Signs Two-Way Deal with Denver Nuggets

by Jun 27, 2024Creighton Baseball

Creighton Bluejays guard Trey Alexander
Photo Credit: Eric Francis

Trey Alexander went undrafted in the 2024 NBA Draft but quickly agreed to a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets after the draft concluded.

Two-way contracts, which the NBA instituted in 2017, allow NBA teams to share players with their G League affiliates. Two-way contract players can be on the NBA active roster for a maximum of 50 games. For the 2023-24 season, two-way players earned $559,782, half of the rookie minimum. Two-way contracts don’t count toward the 15-player roster limit and NBA teams can sign up to three two-way players.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Oklahoma spent three years at Creighton, filling a variety of roles throughout his career and displaying a versatile skill set.

As a freshman, the 4-star recruit served as Creighton’s sixth man in an off-ball wing role until a season-ending injury to starting point guard and eventual Big East Rookie of the Year Ryan Nembhard. Alexander slid into Nembhard’s spot and showed promise as a point guard. He averaged 7.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game overall, though those numbers jumped to 10.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his 13 games as a starter.

Alexander slid into the starting shooting guard role alongside Nembhard as a sophomore and had a terrific season, averaging 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 41% from 3 as Creighton reached the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.

Nembhard transferred to Gonzaga after the season and Creighton landed Steven Ashworth, a point guard with a different skill set, from the transfer portal. Alexander tested the NBA Draft waters and received an invitation to the NBA Combine before deciding to withdraw, opting to return to Creighton to show off more of his on-ball game. Ashworth and Alexander shared ball-handling duties and the latter turned in a second-team All-Big East season, averaging 17.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He developed into one of the best mid-range shooters in the country, though his 3-point percentage tailed off to 33.9%.

Alexander again attended the combine after the season and elected to remain in the draft, foregoing the rest of his collegiate eligibility to pursue his professional dream.

Alexander is the second Bluejay to sign a two-way deal, following Ty-Shon Alexander with the Phoenix Suns in 2020. He appeared in 15 games during his lone season with the Suns before heading overseas to continue his career.

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