The Bulls made a pair of additions to their Summer League roster over the weekend, and one of them has me pretty excited. Javon Freeman-Liberty, or simply JFL as we DePaul fans know him, is heading to Vegas with the Bulls in July.
Freeman-Liberty is a Chicago kid – and that worked out pretty well for the Bulls last season when they drafted hometown kid Ayo Dosunmu in the second round of the NBA Draft – who played his high school ball at Whitney Young on Chicago’s West Side. JFL spent two seasons at Valpo before transferring to DePaul.
During his junior season at DePaul, JFL led the Big East in scoring with 7 points per game and was eighth in the nation in scoring. Freeman-Liberty was named to the All-Big East Second Team, and the six-foot-four guard pulled down an impressive 7.3 rebounds per contest for the Blue Demons while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from three.
JFL’s uncle Marcus, who was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, tweeted a video of Javon working out at McGrath-Phillips Arena on the DePaul campus as he prepares for the Summer League in a few weeks.
The Bulls also added guard Perrion Callandret, a member of Windy City Bulls in the past and one of Zach LaVine’s best friends, to the Summer League roster.
Perrion Callandret played 28 games for the Bulls G-League squad last season and averaged 4.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in 20 minutes per contest.