Grizzlies sign Wayne Selden Jr., D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams and Tony Wroten
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. , guard/forward D.J. Stephens (STEF-ens), forward Troy Williams and guard Tony Wroten (ROH-ten). Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed.
Selden (6-5, 230) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft following a three-year collegiate career at the University of Kansas. The 2015-16 Second Team All-Big 12 selection appeared in 38 games (37 starts) for the Jayhawks during his junior season and averaged 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29.9 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from three-point range and 61.2 percent from the free throw line. A native of Roxbury, Mass., the 21-year-old was a five-star high school recruit who earned 2013 McDonald’s All-America accolades after averaging 24.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior at Tilton High School in Tilton, N.H.
Stephens (6-5, 188) spent last season in the NBA Development League, splitting time with the Canton Charge and Iowa Energy. After making 27 appearances (21 starts) for Canton, he competed in 11 games (nine starts) for Iowa and averaged 16.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.27 blocks in 34.3 minutes while shooting 55.0 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the free throw line for the Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate. Undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft following a four-year collegiate career at the University of Memphis, the 2012-13 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year made his NBA debut with the Milwaukee Bucks for a three-game stint during the 2013-14 season. The Killeen, Tex. native has played internationally in Greece (2013-14), Turkey (2013-14) and Russia (2014-15) and most recently joined the Grizzlies during the 2016 NBA Samsung Summer League in Las Vegas this past July.
Williams (6-7, 218) was unselected in the 2016 NBA Draft following a three-year collegiate career at Indiana University. The 21-year-old earned 2015-16 Third Team All-Big Ten honors after he appeared in 35 games (34 starts) as a junior for the Hoosiers and averaged 13.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.11 steals in 26.2 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from three-point range and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. A native of Hampton, Va., Williams was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Virginia as a senior at Oak Hill Academy and led Oak Hill to a 34-5 regular season record and an appearance in the National High School Invitational.
Wroten (6-6, 205) has appeared in 145 games (34 starts) over a four-year NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 11.1 points 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21.2 minutes while shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 23.1 percent from three-point range and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The 23-year-old also appeared in 11 games (three starts) for the D-League’s Reno Bighorns during the 2012-13 season and averaged 17.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.36 steals in 26.5 minutes. A native of Seattle, Wash., Wroten was drafted by Memphis in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft following his freshman season at the University of Washington.
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