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GU’s Przemek Karnowski to play for Charlotte Hornets in summer league

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) raises his arms after the Xavier bench received a technical foul on the bench during the first half an NCAA Elite Eight game, Sat., March 25, 2017, in San Jose. Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) raises his arms after the Xavier bench received a technical foul on the bench during the first half an NCAA Elite Eight game, Sat., March 25, 2017, in San Jose. Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski will play for the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA summer league.

Karnowski wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft but he quickly reached an agreement with the Hornets. He confirmed his summer plans in a text message to The Spokesman-Review. Charlotte will play in the Orlando Summer League from July 1-6.

The 7-foot-1 Karnowski, the NCAA’s all-time wins leader, won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as college basketball’s top center in his senior season.

He averaged 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds to help Gonzaga (37-2) advance to the school’s first Final Four. The Zags lost to North Carolina in the NCAA title game.


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