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Lakers News: L.A. Signs Undrafted Center Robert Upshaw

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PurpleFox, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. After the first Summer League game in Las Vegas, there was a report of the Los Angeles Lakers signing undrafted center, Robert Upshaw. However, the team never announced the signing and there was confusion about his situation heading into training camp.

    In a recent interview, Upshaw expressed confidence in eventually signing with the Lakers. After Los Angeles signed point guard Marcelo Huertas, the team officially announced the signing of Upshaw to a multi-year deal.

    Here is the press release via the Please or Register to view links:

    EL SEGUNDOThe Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Robert Upshaw to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

    In five games for the Lakers’ entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Upshaw averaged 1.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 11.5 minutes per game, highlighted by three blocks in just 12 minutes in his debut on July 10th against Minnesota.

    Undrafted as an early entry candidate for the 2015 NBA Draft after his sophomore season at Washington, Upshaw led the nation with 4.5 blocks per game in just 24.9 minutes in 19 appearances in 2014-15. In addition, the 7-0 center averaged 10.9 points on 59.3% shooting and 8.2 rebounds for the Huskies in his final collegiate campaign, to go along with six double-doubles.
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