Milwaukee, July 20, 2007 (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed center Jake Voskuhl to a one-year contract, General Manager Larry Harris announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jake is a veteran big man who gives us added size and experience to our relatively young front court,” said Harris.

A seven-year NBA veteran, Voskuhl, 29, played the last two seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 124 games. He played in a career-high 73 games last season and averaged 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Voskuhl was originally a second round draft choice of the Bulls in 2000 and played one season with Chicago, averaging 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game. He was traded to Phoenix for Soumaila Samake and a 2003 second round pick prior to the 2001-02 campaign. Voskuhl played four seasons with the Suns and averaged career-highs in points (6.6), rebounds (5.2) and minutes (24.3) during the 2003-04 season. Prior to the 2005-06 season, Voskuhl was traded to Charlotte for a conditional 2007 second round pick.

“Jake gives us another option at the post position,” said Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak. “He’s someone that knows how to do the important things and is willing to go to work in the trenches. These are qualities that we plan to focus on as a team. He’s excited to come to Milwaukee and we can’t wait to start working with him.”

In 368 career regular season games, Voskuhl owns averages of 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 49.7 percent from the field.

A native of Tulsa, OK, Voskuhl enjoyed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Connecticut. He averaged 6.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and shot 54.2 percent from the field in 138 games with the Huskies. Voskukl was also a member of UConn’s 1999 NCAA Championship Team.


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