Alex Caruso was the cornerstone of Texas A&M Basketball during his time in maroon and white. The College Station native was no stranger to the team, growing up as a ball boy for the Aggies. He then went on to play for the Aggies from 2012 to 2016, with All-SEC Second Team and All-SEC Defensive Team selections at the tail-end of his career.
After spending much of last season with the G-League Oklahoma City Blue Thunder, Caruso was picked up by the Lakers. He has spent the summer playing in the NBA Summer League and the Lakers seem to like what they see because he earned himself a two-way contract. Check him out in action below.
Per NBA rules, each team is allowed to have up to two players under two-way contracts on their roster. Caruso will fill this spot for the Lakers. This is the first year in which these type of contract will be implemented.
A player with a two-way contract will spend the majority of the year as a member of the teams G-League affiliate and can spend up to 45 days on the big league roster. They will be paid in correspondence to which team they are playing on for that day. These type of contracts are only available to players with four or fewer years experience.