MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft pick Zach LaVine.
The Timberwolves announced the signing
on Tuesday on the second day of a camp to prepare LaVine and others for
the team's summer league competition in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
LaVine was the 13th overall pick out of UCLA
last month. He averaged 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds as a freshman last
season. But the Timberwolves believe LaVine's versatility and
athleticism will eventually make him an impact player in the NBA.
Team president and coach Flip Saunders called LaVine "exceptional"
after the team's first workout on Monday and says he has no doubt the
19-year-old can play both guard positions.