SJU's Sampson goes undrafted

Former St. John's forward Jakarr Sampson did not hear his name called Thursday night at the NBA draft.

Sampson elected to leave school after just two years, despite an underwhelming sophomore season. He worked out for several NBA teams in recent weeks but was not among the 60 players selected. draft expert Chad Ford rated Sampson as the 83rd-best player available going into the draft.

Sampson was named Big East Rookie of the Year following the 2012-13 season, averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a freshman. His averages slipped to 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

St. John's announced following the draft that Sampson has accepted an invitation to join the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league team.