Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling signs with Charlotte Hornets

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Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling is signing a two-way deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

Darling's agency One Legacy Sports tweeted congratulations on the signing, with the hash tag #CanadaMade.

The 22-year-old from Bedford, N.S., went undrafted Wednesday on a night that saw no Canadians selected for the first time since 2009.

Darling declared for the draft after a solid junior season at Delaware. He averaged 21 points per game and shot 39.9 per cent from behind the arc, and for one six-game stretch in January and February scored more points - 182 - than any other player in the NCAA.

Darling set a school record last season with his 107 three-pointers, and his 672 points were seven shy of the Delaware record.

The six-foot-five guard played on Canada's team that won gold at the FIBA under-19 world championships in 2017 in Cairo.

He'll have a Canadian connection in Charlotte in assistant coach Jay Triano.

Darling's two-way deal would see him splitting time with Charlotte and the team's G League affiliate in Greensboro.

Canada had the most players outside the U.S. in the draft for the sixth consecutive year with 16. Karim Mane of Montreal appeared to have the best chance on Wednesday, sitting around No. 50 on some mock drafts.

NBA training camps open on Dec. 1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 19, 2020.

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