SACRAMENTO — Former Sacramento State guard Cody Demps has signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, according to general manager Vlade Divac.
Demps, who starred for the Hornets from 2012-16, will become the first Hornet in program history (1948-pres.) to appear on an NBA regular season roster, and could become the first Hornet to play minutes in an NBA regular season game. Eric Stuteville played on the Sacramento Kings summer league team in 2017, but no Hornet has appeared on an NBA roster during the regular season.
"This is a blessing and a dream come true to sign my first NBA contract," Demps said. "I definitely owe a lot of my success to Coach Katz and so many people surrounding Sacramento State Basketball and the Athletics Department. The program, and the University, gave me an opportunity to play Div. I basketball and helped mold me into the man I am today. For that, I will forever be grateful."
The Elk Grove, Calif., native has played in all 49 games (41 starts) for Sacramento's NBA G League affiliate Stockton Kings and has averages of 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 30.6 minutes per contest. He has eclipsed the 20-point mark nine times this season for Stockton, including a career-high 32 points in a 114-113 win vs. the Northern Arizona Suns on Feb. 23. For his career, Demps has averaged 9.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 27.8 minutes in 94 career games (67 starts) for Sacramento NBA G League affiliates Reno (2017-18) and Stockton (2018-19).
Demps, who graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in mechanical engineering, also played football for the Hornets in the fall of 2016 after expiring his basketball eligibility. The combo guard raised his scoring average all four years of his basketball career at Sacramento State, and was a three-year starter for the Hornets. He started each of the last 85 games in which he appeared, and helped the Hornets to a combined 63 wins during his four-year career. The 63 victories are tied for the most by any player in a Sacramento State uniform during the team's Div. I era (1991-pres.).
Demps raised his scoring average from 3.0 ppg as a freshman, to 8.0 ppg as a sophomore, 9.8 ppg as a junior, and 12.0 ppg as a senior. He scored in double figures 38 times during his career, and ranks among Sacramento State's all-time career top 20 in numerous categories. That includes sixth in minutes played (3,055) and defensive rebounds (334), seventh in starts (86), eighth in assists (286) and games played (114), 12th in free throws made (242) and attempted (344), 19th in points (914) and rebounds (445), and 20th in offensive rebounds (111).
It is still undetermined when Demps' first game with the Sacramento Kings will take place.
March 2, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SHOOTOUT AT IDAHO, 94-90
February 23, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS SHOOTING GOES COLD IN 65-57 ROAD LOSS AT PORTLAND STATE
February 20, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
February 16, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS AT HOME TO NORTHERN ARIZONA
February 14, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
February 11, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL NEVER TRAILS IN 78-67 HOME WIN OVER PORTLAND STATE
February 9, 2019 LATE SURGE DOOMS MEN’S HOOPS IN 65-59 ROAD LOSS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
February 1, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY NIGHT AT WEBER STATE
January 30, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT IDAHO STATE
January 25, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME SATURDAY NIGHT VS. EASTERN WASHINGTON
January 24, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS CRUISES TO 69-48 HOME WIN OVER IDAHO
January 23, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME; HOST IDAHO ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 18, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS TO PLAY ROAD MATINEE ON SATURDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
January 15, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS BRIEF ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
January 12, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS LAST SECOND HEART BREAKER TO IDAHO STATE, 72-70
January 10, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS NIGHT
January 4, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS GETS SET FOR SATURDAY MATINEE AT MONTANA STATE
December 27, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY ON SATURDAY AT HOME VS NORTHERN COLORADO
December 21, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL LEADS AT HALFTIME, BUT EVENTUALLY FALLS AT WASHINGTON
December 19, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON FOR FRIDAY NIGHT GAME AT 6 PM
December 11, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL USES LATE 29-2 RUN TO BEAT HOLY NAMES, 81-56
December 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY NIGHT VS. HOLY NAMES AT 7 PM
December 8, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS TO 4-2 AFTER 76-67 LOSS AT PORTLAND
December 6, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL WRAPS UP ROAD TRIP ON SATURDAY AT PORTLAND
December 5, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS HOME GAME ON THURSDAY, DEC. 13
November 27, 2018 HUGE WEEK LANDS GRAVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
November 24, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS NOW 3-0 AFTER 87-82 OVERTIME WIN AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON
November 16, 2018 FRIDAY NIGHT’S MEN’S BASKETBALL HOME GAME AGAINST CAL POLY POSTPONED
November 14, 2018 SECOND GAME OF THE SEASON: MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS CAL POLY
September 26, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS SEASON ON THE HORIZON, FIRST OFFICIAL TEAM PRACTICE IS FRIDAY
September 12, 2018 FORMER MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH DON NEWMAN PASSES AWAY
July 24, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES THE 2018-19 SCHEDULE
July 19, 2018 THE NEST RECEIVES A BRAND NEW FLOOR DESIGN