O'Bryant Signs Second 10-Day Contract
March 6, 2017 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a second 10-day contract. O’Bryant signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 24 after becoming the D-League’s 23rd Gatorade Call-Up this season.
O’Bryant has played in two games with the Hornets, averaging 8.5 points on 80.0 percent from the field and 3.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per contest. The third-year pro scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 field goals in a win against Denver on March 4. He has also appeared in 25 games (all starts) for the D-League’s Northern Arizona Suns this season, owning averages of 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists, and was selected as a 2017 NBA D-League All-Star.
Originally selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, O'Bryant has now appeared in 109 NBA games (19 starts) over three seasons with Milwaukee, Denver and Charlotte with career averages of 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game.
A native of Cleveland, Miss., O’Bryant was a three-year collegiate player at Louisiana State (2011-14) and posted career averages of 12.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He earned All-SEC First Team accolades following the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.