A team source confirmed that the Charlotte Hornets will sign former North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige to a two-way contract, meaning he'll likely spend the majority of the season with G-League's Greensboro Swarm.
Paige was selected 55th overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016 NBA Draft, and traded to the Utah Jazz.
He played for the Hornets in the Orlando Pro Summer League tournament, averaging 4.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 offensive rebounds in five games. He spent most of last season on a developmental league roster. Additionally, he was recognized as an Academic All-American in three seasons, including First Team honors following his senior year.
If that proves to be the case, Hicks still has an opportunity to earn a roster spot with the Greensboro Swarm of the National Basketball Association G-League-where Paige will likely spend most of his season.
Mathiang and Paige become the first Hornets players to ever sign a two-way contract.