Pistons Sign Free Agent Guard Will Bynum
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Will Bynum to a contract. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to add Will Bynum to our roster,” said Dumars. “Will played well for us during summer league and we think he possesses skills that can help our team and provide depth at the guard position.”
Bynum averaged 11.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists with Detroit at the 2008 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The Chicago native played last season for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli League where he averaged 10.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
The 6-foot, 185-pound guard played 15 games with the Golden State Warriors during the 2005-06 season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 assists per game. He was named 2005-06 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year after leading the league in scoring at 24.0 points per game with the Roanoke Dazzle.
Bynum began his collegiate career at the University of Arizona before transferring to Georgia Tech during his sophomore year. As a junior, he led the Yellow Jackets to the 2004 NCAA Championship game after making a game-winning layup against Oklahoma State in the Final Four and scored 17 points in a loss to Connecticut.