OKC Thunder Sign Two Draft Picks - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

OKC Thunder Sign Two Draft Picks

Posted: Updated:

Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has signed center Steven Adams and guard/forward Andre Roberson. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Adams, the #12 overall selection by the Thunder in last month’s NBA Draft appeared in 32 games during his freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh where he averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game.

Adams was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team after ranking first all-time in school history for field goal percentage (.571), second in blocked shots (63) and sixth in rebounds (192) for freshman seasons. After being selected by the Thunder, Adams became the first player from New Zealand to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Roberson, the #26 overall pick in the draft, joins the Thunder after spending three seasons at the University of Colorado where he saw action in 105 games and posted career averages of 9.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 28.3 minutes per game. Oklahoma City acquired the draft rights to Roberson from the Golden State Warriors on draft night.

After his junior season at Colorado, Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year while receiving First-Team All-Conference honors. This past season, Roberson ranked second in the nation after averaging 11.2 rebounds per game.

  • Top Videos

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • SportsMore>>

  • Expectations Are High For Experienced Bixby Heading Into New Classification

    Expectations Are High For Experienced Bixby Heading Into New Classification

    The song "Fly" by Sugar Ray blared from the football stadium speakers on a hot afternoon at Bixby High School. And like the temperature, morale is high for the Spartans heading into the 2014 football season. "It's going to be a great year," exclaimed senior wide receiver Blake Cooper. "We've been playing together since what, fourth grade? It's going to be awesome!"Coupled with that experience and camaraderie is a favorable classification change. Beginning this season, Oklahoma's largest class...More >>
    The song "Fly" by Sugar Ray blared from the football stadium speakers on a hot afternoon at Bixby High School. And like the temperature, morale is high for the Spartans heading into the 2014 football season. "It's going to be a great year," exclaimed senior wide receiver Blake Cooper. "We've been playing together since what, fourth grade? It's going to be awesome!"Coupled with that experience and camaraderie is a favorable classification change. Beginning this season, Oklahoma's largest class...More >>
  • Comets Prepping For Comeback Season

    Comets Prepping For Comeback Season

    Bishop Kelley has made the playoffs for the last 15 seasons, but despite reaching the post-season last year the Comets were not happy with their 6-5 mark. Many of the guys took a long hard look in the mirror and have comeback with a new humble attitude.More >>
    Bishop Kelley has made the playoffs for the last 15 seasons, but despite reaching the post-season last year the Comets were not happy with their 6-5 mark. Many of the guys took a long hard look in the mirror and have comeback with a new humble attitude.
    More >>
  • McAlester Buffaloes Say "We Will!"

    McAlester Buffaloes Say "We Will!"

    The McAlester Buffaloes have come close to a championship the last few years, but failed to grab the gold ball.  They believe that 2014 is their year.More >>
    The McAlester Buffaloes have come close to a championship the last few years, but failed to grab the gold ball.  They believe that 2014 is their year.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.