As was the plan all along, according to the Pistons, the team finally signed their middle draft pick Khris Middleton to an undisclosed contract, bringing the roster to a maximum 15 players. The press release is after the jump.
Of course, many are wondering what this means for the return of Ben Wallace. Pistons beat writer Keith Langlois says he'll address it in greater detail tomorrow, but you should know that there's still plenty of time to wheel and deal.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed 2012 second-round draft selection Khris Middleton to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Middleton, who was selected as an early-entry candidate with the 39th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, played three seasons at Texas A&M averaging 11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 87 career games. The a 6-7 forward posted averages of 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season for the Aggies as a junior, scoring 16.1 points per game over the season’s final seven games. Middleton averaged a career-high 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a sophomore and earned Second Team All-Big 12 and All-District selections. The Charleston, South Carolina native who is known as a creative scorer that excels in the mid-range game shot 36.1% from three-point range (39-108 3FG) during the 2010-11 season and 32.1% (92-287 3FG) for his collegiate career.
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