MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed their first-round draft pick, guard Zach LaVine.
The Timberwolves announced the signing Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
LaVine, a graduate of Bothell High School, was the 13th overall pick out of UCLA last month. He averaged 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds as a freshman last season. But the Timberwolves believe LaVine’s versatility and athleticism will eventually make him an impact player in the NBA.
Team president and coach Flip Saunders called LaVine “exceptional” after the team’s first workout on Monday and says he has no doubt the 19-year-old can play both guard positions.