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Hornets sign top pick Davis to multi-year deal

Hornets sign top pick Davis to multi-year deal
By Eurosport

Last update25/07/2012 at 00:47

Publishedon 25/07/2012 at 00:35

Last update25/07/2012 at 00:47

Publishedon 25/07/2012 at 00:35

Article by Eurosport

The New Orleans Hornets laid the groundwork for future success by signing number one overall draft choice Anthony Davis to a multi-year contract.

In addition to Davis, the team signed Austin Rivers, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The 19-year-old Davis, currently playing with the U.S. Olympic basketball team, was the consensus national player of the year during his one season at the University of Kentucky where he led the Wildcats to the national title.

Rivers, who also left for the NBA after just one collegiate season, paced Duke with 15.5 points per game, just the third freshman ever to lead the Blue Devils in scoring.

New Orleans was a Western Conference-worst 21-45 last season.

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