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Timberwolves Sign First-Round Pick Zach LaVine
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed 2014 first-round draft pick Zach LaVine. LaVine, a 6-5 guard out of UCLA, was the 13th overall selection in this year's draft. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.
LaVine appeared in all 37 games, making one start, as a freshman at UCLA this past season. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, earning Pac 12 All-Freshman honors. He connected on 37.5% from three-point range, finishing the year with 48 made three-pointers, the second-highest made three-pointers by a UCLA freshman in school history. LaVine scored in double figures in 17 games, including nine of his first 10 contests.
LaVine will make his Wolves debut at the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014, which takes place in Las Vegas from July 11-21. Minnesota's first game is against Dallas on July 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center at 5:30 p.m. CT.
Fans will have the first chance to LaVine in action during an open scrimmage at Target Center on July 9 at 7 p.m. This free event is open to the general public (RSVP here) and features the Wolves 2014 NBA Summer League roster, including 2014 draft picks LaVine and Glenn Robinson III. Following the scrimmage, Timberwolves members will have access to an exclusive autograph session with the entire team.
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