Famutimi going undrafted Tuesday night wasn't.
The 6-foot-5, 212 pound small forward didn't hear his name called among the 60 players in the two-round draft and now will have to pursue his NBA ambitions via free agency.
Arkansas coach Stan Heath said Monday that Famutimi hadn't signed with an agent, but after going undrafted he'll need someone besides AAU coach and guardian Chris Grier to help him get an invitation to a training camp or to find a job playing basketball either in a summer league, the NBA's Developmental League or overseas.
Heath said last week Famutimi was taking a "major risk" by staying in the NBA Draft pool rather than returning for his junior season.
Famutimi, 21, a former McDonald's All-American out of Flint, Mich., averaged 9.4 points and 4.5 rebounds this season for the Razorbacks and had workouts for Utah, Phoenix, the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Heath said last week no NBA teams had called expressing interest in Famutimi.
Famutimi Goes Undrafted
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