Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, who has become the go-to guy for all of the lower-level signings, reported today that Jordan Bachynski will sign with the Pistons.
Jordan Bachynski, 7-2 center out of Arizona State, has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons, source tells Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 16, 2015
With also signing Eric Griffin, the Pistons are starting to push the ceiling of 20 roster spots heading into camp.
Bachynski is a big shot blocker, checking in at 7'2 and 265 pounds. He was older for a rookie last season as he just turned 26 years old. He spent the season in the D-League, appearing in 18 games and averaging 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game. Not bad.
He came from Calgary, Alberta before spending four years as a key contributor at Arizona State. BLOCKchynski, as he goes by on Twitter, set the Pac-12 Conference record for career blocked shots, led the country in blocks in 2014, and was the conference defensive player of the year that season.