“We really liked what we saw in Mike during mini-camp and he continued to impress throughout Summer League,” Hornets general manger Rich Cho said. “He is a talented young big man with a lot of potential and we look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward.”
Tobey averaged 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game at Virginia. His 62.2 percent two-point field goal percentage ranked third in the ACC during the 2015-16 season.
The Monroe, N.Y. native, went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and played in all five games for the Hornets at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes per game, tallying three games of ten-or-more points including one double-double.