Bucks sign Awvee Storey

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August 7, 2007

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Awvee Storey to a multi-year contract, General Manager Larry Harris announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Storey was a member of the Bucks 2007 Las Vegas Summer League Team, where he maintained averages of 11.0 points and 4.2 rebounds over five games.

“Awvee is a hard-nosed, aggressive player who brings depth to our roster at the guard and small forward positions,” said Harris. “He’s an excellent athlete and a solid defender who will be a good addition to our team.”

Undrafted out of Arizona State University, Storey, 30, has spent the last five seasons playing overseas as well as having stints in the NBA, NBA Development League, CBA and the United States Basketball League. During the 2006-07 season, Storey saw action in 16 games for Braunschweig of the German League and averaged 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Before signing with Braunschweig in early 2007, Storey played in three games for the Dakota Wizards of the D-League. As a Wizard, he averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

In 2005-06, Storey appeared in 25 games for the Washington Wizards, averaging 1.7 points in 4.6 minutes per game. Storey also played in nine games with the New Jersey Nets during the 2004-05 season. After being released by the Nets in 2004, Storey had a brief stint with the Idaho Stampede of the CBA before finishing up the 04-05 season with the Wonju TG Sambo Xers of the Korean League. He appeared in 23 games with the Sambo Xers, posting averages of 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, helping lead the Sambo Xers to the 2005 KBL championship. From 2002-2004, Storey spent time playing professionally in Venezuela, Korea and the USBL.

A native of Chicago, Storey enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Arizona State University. He earned All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention honors in 2001 after posting career-highs in points (13.1) and rebounds (9.1).