Bucks sign 2nd-round pick Johnny O'Bryant
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O'Bryant.

General manager John Hammond announced the signing Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-9 O'Bryant averaged 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 rebounds in five NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas, playing about 18 minutes a contest. O'Bryant averaged 12.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three seasons at LSU before being selected with the 36th overall pick last month. O’Bryant finished his career at LSU as one of only 14 players with over 1,000 career points and 700 career rebounds.

Milwaukee signed forward Jabari Parker — the second overall pick — this month. This was a key draft for a franchise with new ownership and new coach Jason Kidd coming off an NBA-worst 15-67 record.

O’Bryant, a native of Cleveland, played high school basketball at East Side. He helped lead the Trojans to two 3A State Tournament Appearances in 2009 and 10. He was also named McDonald’s All-American, Parade Magazine All-American and third team center on USA Today’s All-USA Boys Basketball Team.

He was instrumental in leading Team USA to the gold in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship Tournament and FIBA U17 World Championship Tournament.