Jordan Washington's Basketball story isn't over yet. The former Iona Gaels star has been given a chance to continue his career overseas after being passed over by the NBA. He'll be headed to South Korea, a region that doesn't get much recognition for their basketball acumen. It could be a stepping stone to a long-term career or it could be the peak of his time in the profession, but it's a development worth monitoring on several levels.

Washington shipping out to Korea

According to Adam Zagoria, Washington's name was called in a different draft than the one he may have been hoping for back in June. Instead, he was drafted in the second round of the draft for the Korean Basketball League. Zagoria added that he'll make around $20,000 per month while playing in the league; for comparison's sake, NBA rookies tend to earn at least six figures per month on their rookie deals -- even the late-round selections who sign.

Washington spent the past two seasons with the Gaels, averaging 18.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 campaign. He suffered an extremely scary injury to his left leg during an NCAA Tournament game in March, but managed to return to the court for the second half.

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He also overcame some personal demons, including a shoplifting charge that contributed to his withdrawal from Arizona State and a suspension for slapping a player. That said, he managed to stay out of trouble recently, though, propelling his basketball career forward.

Being passed over in the NBA Draft wasn't a major shock -- none of the major draft boards listed him as one of their top 100 prospects and there are only 60 selections.

Still, it's always disappointing when the pinnacle of a profession doesn't come calling. Washington will get a significant chance to prove doubters wrong in the Korean Basketball League. It will be interesting to see how he performs.

About the Korean Basketball League

The Korean Basketball League only has ten teams, but plays a 54-game season. The league has now been around for two decades, with Ulsan Mobis Phoebus leading the way with six titles.

Washington will be playing for Wonju Dongbu Promy, who finished as runner-ups during the 2014-15 season. His play may not be as important as the attention he may bring the league, though. He isn't alone in that quest, as former Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Selby will also be joining the KBL this season as a member of the Inchon ET Land Elephants.

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