Former Tennessee forward Yves Pons signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday after playing in three games with the team’s summer league squad.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) August 10, 2021
The details of Pons’ contract were not released but the four-year Tennessee standout is expected to sign a two-way contract that will allow him to play on both the Grizzlies and the franchise’s G-League team, the Hustle.
Pons is averaging seven points, and 2.7 rebounds in three games for Memphis this summer. The France native has both come off the bench and started a game. The athletic power forward is 3-for-7 from beyond the arc.
The former SEC Defensive Player of the Year’s athleticism has been on full display through three games, making breathtaking blocks and highlight reel dunks.
As a senior in 2021, Pons averaged 8.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Pons struggled shooting from three-point range but made up for it on the defensive end serving as a shot erasing cog in Rick Barnes’ defense.
Pons plans to continue to play with Memphis’ summer league team this summer as he fights to earn a spot on the Grizzlies’ roster next season.