Last Friday was a good day for former Georgetown athletes. First off, DaJuan Summers, who went to the Pistons in the second round of the draft as the 35th overall pick, was officially signed to Detroit. Summers put on an impressive show in the summer league, and the Pistons ended up signing him as well as fellow draft picks Austin Daye and Jonas Jerebko. Summers’ contract is worth $475,000 per year, according to the Detroit News.
The deal should be a nice pick-me-up for Summers, who was dealing with some rather embarrassing publicity earlier last week when it was reported that he was racing his friend, porn star Valerie Luxe, to see who could get 4,000 followers on Twitter first (he has since called off the race on his Twitter account).
Over in a league less familiar to Hoya athletes, the NFL, former Georgetown defensive end Ataefiok Etukeren was signed by the Buffalo Bills. Etukeren, who the Voice profiled in March, was an unsigned rookie free agent before being picked up by the Bills last Friday.
Given that another recent Georgetown football alum, Alex Buzbee, was picked up by the Washington Redskins in 2007, this means that after going 50 years without producing a pro player, the football program has now sent two to the NFL in the past couple years.