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Who is Deng Adel? Fast facts on the Raptors latest signing

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Deng Adel [Getty Images]

The latest offseason move by the Toronto Raptors is signing forward Deng Adel to a partially guaranteed deal, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

From where he was born to what he brings to the table, here's what you need to know about the newest Raptor...

Background

Adel was born on February 1, 1997, and is of South Sudanese-Australian descent.

Coming out of high school, he was a four-star recruit ranked no. 32 in ESPN's top 100 rankings. He was the fifth best small forward in the country. After receiving five division-I offers, he committed to the University of Louisville.

College Experience

Adel started in 71 of 89 games in his three years at Louisville. His junior season, he led the team in scoring with 14.9 points per game. He also averaged 5.2 rebounds per game that year.

NBA Experience

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Adel signed with the Houston Rockets for the 2018 Summer League. In four games, he averaged 8.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting an extremely efficient 11-for-19 (58%) from the field.

Skills

Adel is a wiry small forward with solid ball-handling skills. He has a good pull-up jumper from both inside and outside the arc. At Louisville, he showcased the ability to attack the rim and score off the dribble and also passes well for a forward. At just 21 years old, his game has plenty of room to grow.

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