Mississippi State basketball's Iverson Molinar agrees to contract with Milwaukee Bucks | Report

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi State basketball's Iverson Molinar wasn't selected in the 2022 NBA Draft, but his search for an free agent deal didn't last long.

Molinar has agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks, according to NBA insider Shams Charania.

The MSU point guard finished third in the SEC at 17.5 points per game and was one of the conference's premier rim attackers despite his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame.

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Nearly 87% of his makes came from 2-point range, and he shot above 50% from inside the arc.

His flaws came from deep. Molinar made only 27 3-pointers in 34 games last season, shooting a career-low 25.2% from beyond the arc.

It was a disappointing and somewhat surprising development after he shot 43.6% from deep the season before.

Molinar improved his assist-to-turnover ratio from 1.05 to 1.52, but the latter is still not an eye-catching number. He finished outside the top 200 nationally.

Mississippi State's Iverson Molinar (right) goes for the shot over South Carolina's Ta'Quan Woodley during the SEC Tournament in March.
Mississippi State's Iverson Molinar (right) goes for the shot over South Carolina's Ta'Quan Woodley during the SEC Tournament in March.

The Bucks are coming off their sixth consecutive playoff appearance. They were eliminated in the second round against the Boston Celtics — ending Milwaukee's run as defending champion.

The Bucks drafted MarJon Beauchamp with the 24th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and reportedly got trade rights to Gui Santos and Hugo Besson in the second round.

Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi State beat writer for the Clarion Ledger. Contact him at skrajisnik@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter @skrajisnik3

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