Lakers Sign D'Angelo Russell

Official Lakers Release

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed 2015 NBA Draft pick D’Angelo Russell (second overall), it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

An early entry candidate out of Ohio State, Russell finished his lone season with the Buckeyes as the leading freshman scorer in the country, averaging 19.3 points per game, in addition to recording 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals.

A consensus 2015 First-Team All-American, the 6-5 guard was the recipient of the 2015 Jerry West Award honoring the nation’s best shooting guard while also being named the 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year by both coaches and media.

The Louisville, Kentucky native, who started in all 35 games for the Buckeyes last season, scored a career-high 33 points vs. Northwestern on 1/21 and recorded the first triple-double (23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) by an Ohio State freshman on 2/8 vs. Rutgers.

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