Rose signs with NBA’s Sacramento Kings

Quinton Rose. (Photo: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

By PAUL GOTHAM AND JOHN LIKANJE

As originally reported by Matt Trabold (13 WHAM), former Bishop Kearney and Temple University standout Quinton Rose has signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

A Second Team American Athletic Conference (AAC) performers as a senior, Rose led Temple in points per game (16.4), assists (3.5) and steals (2.0).

The 6-foot-8 guard finished his career as the AAC’s all-time leader in points (1,860), steals (231) and field goals made (675).

The Athletic’s Jason Jones reported that Rose signed an Exhibit 10 Contract, a one-year deal for the league minimum salary. The deal includes a bonus of up to $50, 000 if Rose does not make the Sacramento roster but is assigned to the Kings’ G-League team. Sacramento’s G-League team plays in Stockton, California.

Rose is in prime position to establish himself in the rotation as the Kings are in danger of losing both Bogdan Bogdanović and Buddy Hield this offseason. This would open up more playing time for the 6-foot-8 guard whether it’s in the starting lineup or with the second unit. As of now, the depth chart of the Kings’ shooting guard position includes Kyle Guy and DaQuan Jeffries.

If he gets a healthy balance of touches, Rose can provide scoring and rebounding to make up for the potential lack of depth. As long as he develops as an efficient shooter and snatches around five rebounds per game like he did in college, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 6-foot-8 guard receive spot starts or even the full-time starter role alongside De’Aaron Fox.

Rose averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game as a senior when he earned Second Team All-State honors.

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