LA Clippers Sign Bowman, Fitts, Ford and Tucker
The LA Clippers have signed Ky Bowman, Malik Fitts, Jordan Ford and Rayjon Tucker, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.
Bowman, 23, averaged 7.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 45 games for the Golden State Warriors last season. The 6-foot-1 guard also appeared in 12 games with the Warriors’ G League affiliate, averaging 14.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists for Santa Cruz. The Havelock, N.C., native played three collegiate seasons at Boston College, earning All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament Second Team honors in 2019.
Fitts, 23, played two collegiate seasons at Saint Mary’s College, where he appeared in 68 games and averaged 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Prior to transferring to Saint Mary’s, the 6-foot-8 forward played his first collegiate season at South Florida University, where he appeared in 27 games and averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. A native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Fitts was named to the 2018-19 All-WCC Second Team and to the 2019-20 All-WCC First Team.
Ford, 22, played four collegiate seasons at Saint Mary’s College, where he appeared in 133 games and averaged 14.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-1 guard scored the second-most points in school history (1,929) and is the only Gaels player to score at least 700 points in multiple seasons. The Folsom, Calif., native was named to two All-WCC First Teams (2018-19, 2019-20) and two All-WCC Tournament First Teams (2019, 2020).
Tucker, 23, appeared in 20 games for the Utah Jazz last season, averaging 3.1 points and 1.0 rebound. The 6-foot-3 guard also appeared in 19 games for the Wisconsin Herd and Salt Lake City Stars of the G League, averaging 23.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. The Charlotte, N.C., native played two collegiate seasons at Florida Gulf Coast University before transferring to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the 2018-19 campaign, where he earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors.