Detroit Pistons Sign Second Round Draft Selection Khris Middleton

Middleton averaged 11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 87 career games at Texas A&M

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ­– The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed 2012 second-round draft selection Khris Middleton to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Middleton, who was selected as an early-entry candidate with the 39th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, played three seasons at Texas A&M averaging 11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 87 career games. The a 6-7 forward posted averages of 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season for the Aggies as a junior, scoring 16.1 points per game over the season’s final seven games. Middleton averaged a career-high 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a sophomore and earned Second Team All-Big 12 and All-District selections. The Charleston, South Carolina native who is known as a creative scorer that excels in the mid-range game shot 36.1% from three-point range (39-108 3FG) during the 2010-11 season and 32.1% (92-287 3FG) for his collegiate career.

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