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Former Penn State G Andrew Funk Signs Summer League Deal With Nuggets

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A great night for Penn State basketball turned into a solid morning with the news that Andrew Funk will be signing a summer league deal with the Denver Nuggets.

The Centre Daily Times’ Jon Sauber first reported the news Funk would be joining former Penn State teammate Jalen Pickett – the 32nd overall pick by the Nuggets – in Denver.

A successful stint in the summer league could open some doors for Funk who went undrafted Thursday night.

Funk started all 37 games for the Nittany Lions in 2022-23 averaging 12.5 points per game. He was dangerous from beyond the arc as he led both the team and the Big Ten in three pointers with 112 as well as 3-point percentage shooting 41.2 percent.

He started his career at Bucknell where he scored 1,230 points before transferring to Penn State ahead of his final season of eligibility. Funk finished his career with 463 points for the Nittany Lions.

A graduate of Archbishop Wood, Funk will join former teammate and Villanova product Collin Gillespie with the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are led by former Penn State great Calvin Booth who is currently the general manager for the 2023 NBA Champions.

All 30 NBA teams participate in the Las Vegas Summer League that should see Funk and Pickett on the same court once again. The Summer League begins on July 7th and runs until July 17th. Games are played at UNLV in the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavillion.

The Summer League will also feature highly touted draft picks including No. 1 overall pick Victor Wenbanyama who will be suiting up for the Spurs.

Funk will also be going up against former teammate Seth Lundy who was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 46 overall pick on Thursday night.

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