CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Monday that the team has signed center Mike Tobey.
Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We really liked what we saw in Mike during mini-camp and he continued to impress throughout Summer League,” Cho said in a written statement, released on Monday. “He is a talented young big man with a lot of potential and we look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward.”
Officials said Tobey, a four-year player at Virginia, saw action in 138 games during his career, posting averages of 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game. His .622 two-point field goal percentage ranked third in the ACC during the 2015-16 season.
He was named ACC Sixth Man of the Year following the 2014-15 season.
Officials said the Monroe, N.Y. native, went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and played in all five games for the Hornets at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes per game, tallying three games of ten-or-more points including one double-double.