National Basketball Association News
Bulls sign draft picks Noah, Gray
Jul 27, 2007, 21:10 GMT
Chicago, IL - The Chicago Bulls agreed to terms with 2007 draft choices Joakim Noah and Aaron Gray on Friday. Per team policy, the terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Noah, the ninth overall pick in the June draft, joins Chicago fresh off winning a second consecutive National Championship with Florida. He averaged 10.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game in three seasons with the Gators. He also shot .612 from the field, which ranked second best in school history.
A native of New York City and product of Lawrenceville (NJ) Prep, Noah was one of three Gators selected in the draft's top ten, and one of five taken overall. During Florida's 2006 title run, Noah was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Teammate Corey Brewer won the honor in 2007.
Gray, a 7-foot, 270-pound center out of Pittsburgh, was the 49th overall selection. In his four seasons at Pitt, he averaged 9.8 points and seven rebounds per game. As a senior he averaged 13.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game on his way to all-Big East honors.
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