Raptors Sign Guard Jarrett Jack
July 21, 2009
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed guard Jarrett Jack to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.
Jack, a restricted free agent at the end of the 2008-09 season, was signed to an offer sheet by the Raptors on July 13. Under the terms of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Indiana Pacers had seven days to match the Raptors’ offer.
"After having a break-out season last year for Indiana, we are very pleased to have Jarrett Jack join the Toronto Raptors organization,” said Bryan Colangelo, Raptors President and General Manager. "Jarrett's size and strength, coupled with his playmaking instincts and ability to defend both guard positions make him a perfect addition to our roster."
Jack averaged a career-high 13.1 points, with 3.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 33.1 minutes in 82 games last season. He scored a career-high 33 points at New York on February 25.
Jack has appeared in 322 career games, averaging 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 28.6 minutes. He has shot .853 (810-950) per cent for his career from the foul line.
Jack, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, has averaged 80.5 games a season in his four-year NBA career with Portland and Indiana. He has played back-to-back seasons (2007-09) without missing a game.
Jack declared for the 2005 NBA Draft following his junior season at Georgia Tech. He was selected 22nd overall in the first-round by the Denver Nuggets. He finished his career at Georgia Tech as only the sixth player in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists.