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Free agent Josh Huestis offers thoughts on basketball future

Posted: 10:52 PM, Jun 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 14:08:12-04

GREAT FALLS — Professional basketball player Josh Huestis hosted his third annual basketball camp this week, and with NBA free agency approaching at the end of the month, the Great Falls native offered his thoughts on the future.

“It’s been going great. Free agency is going to be slow. There’s a lot of big fish that need to fall into place this summer, so it’s going to be slow. But it’s exciting at the same time, there’s a lot of hope and a lot of optimism,” Huestis said. “I feel great, I’m healthy, playing great basketball right now, so I’m really optimistic and hopeful about what’s going to happen, and I know that wherever I end up is where I’m meant to be.”

Huestis has been training in Las Vegas to stay in peak condition. The fifth-year pro was a first-round draft pick in 2014 by the Oklahoma City Thunder and spent last season in the NBA G-League for the Austin Spurs, an affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.

Huestis said he’d like to return to the NBA if possible but is open to playing overseas, as well.

“It’s all about finding that right fit. At the end of the day, playing basketball is about love of the game for me,” Huestis said. “And if I can find a place to play where I have fun doing it, then that’s what I want.”