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Hawks sign first-round pick Payne


Posted Jul 25, 2014 6:01 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team's first-round pick last month.

The 6-foot-10 Payne, from Michigan State, was the 15th overall pick.

Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks' Las Vegas summer league team this month.

He finished his college career as Michigan State's career leader with 141 blocked shots. He averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior.

Terms of the deal were not released.

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