Kameron McGusty becomes second Miami basketball alum with Detroit Pistons

Mar 27, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami basketball alum Kameron McGusty is joining the Detroit Pistons summer league team with his former Hurricanes teammate Charlie Moore. ISE Worldwide, the agency representing McGusty, made the announcement via social media that McGusty signed with Detroit. They will join the Pistons’ first-round pick, Jaden Ivey.

Detroit has a guard-heavy roster. Eleven of the 19 players currently on the Detroit roster are guards. McGusty and Moore will have a lot of competition for a roster spot with the Pistons this fall. McGusty averaged 17.8 points per game, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 47.6 percent from the field.

An efficient scorer at all three levels, McGusty made 35.5 percent of his three-point attempts and 81.4 of his free throw attempts. McGusty was named first-team All-ACC and All-NCAA Midwest region during the 2021-22 season. McGusty finished fourth in the ACC in scoring and steals and sixth in free-throw percentage.

McGusty is 24 years old and just completed his sixth college season. Moore is also 24. Their ages are likely a major reason that McGusty and Moore went undrafted. McGusty will provide Detroit with a good all-around floor game who will contribute on defense and offense. Detroit will begin summer league play on July 7 at midnight ET.

The opportunity to play together in the NBA summer league could help McGusty and Moore. Their familiarity with each other from their one season on the Miami basketball team should help them to play without the adjustment time of learning to play together. Ivey will be the main ball handler for Detroit during summer league play.

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Moore will likely be the backup point guard for Detroit in the NBA Summer League. Detroit will play four summer league games. In addition to the game on July 7, the Pistons will also play on the 9.12 and 14. Most NBA players have played in the summer league and several have used it as a springboard to make rosters.