Lee Averaged Team-High 20.3 Points for Santa Cruz Warriors as a Two-Way Player in 2018-19
SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Golden State Warriors announced today that they have signed free agent guards Ky Bowman and Damion Lee to Two-Way contracts.
Bowman (6’1”, 188, Boston College) earned Second Team All-ACC honors as a junior for the Eagles in 2018-19, averaging 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.39 steals in 39.4 minutes over 31 games (30 starts). In three collegiate seasons at BC, he accrued career averages of 16.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.34 steals and 35.5 minutes in 98 games (94 starts). Bowman, who was not selected as an early-entry candidate in the 2019 NBA Draft, played for the Warriors 2019 Summer League teams in Sacramento and Las Vegas, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 assists in seven contests.
Lee (6’6”, 210, Louisville) has appeared in 62 games over the past two seasons (2017-19) with the Santa Cruz Warriors, including 24 games (all starts) as a Two-Way player last season, scoring a team-high 20.3 points on 39.8 percent from three-point range to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.33 steals in 31.5 minutes per game. In 32 NBA games with the Golden State Warriors in 2018-19, Lee averaged 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game while hitting 39.7 percent from three-point range. Originally acquired from the Maine Red Claws via three-team trade in August 2017, Lee averaged 15.8 points on 45.6 percent (199-of-436 FG) to go along with 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.40 steals in 29.7 minutes in 38 games (13 starts) during the 2017-18 NBA G League season before earning a GATORADE Call-Up to the Atlanta Hawks in March 2018.
Bowman and Lee are two of the five players in Golden State Warriors history to sign Two-Way contracts, joining Chris Boucher (2017-18), Quinn Cook (2017-18) and Marcus Derrickson (2018-19).
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to sign two players to Two-Way contracts in addition to the 15-man regular-season roster. Players signed to a Two-Way contract may accrue no more than 45 days of service with their respective NBA club during the regular season, spending the remainder of the season with the team’s G League affiliate. The Warriors’ Two-Way players will have the ability to spend time with both Golden State and the team’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Warriors season tickets for the 2019-20 season are now on sale. Fans interested in securing the best seats at the lowest price are encouraged to call (831) 713-4400 or visit santacruzbasketball.com for more information.
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