Golden State Warriors sign Kelenna Azubuike
The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Kelenna Azubuike of the NBA Development League to a contract, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today.
In 12 games with the Fort Worth Flyers this season, Azubuike is averaging 26.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.17 steals in 37.7 minutes per contest, while shooting 51.4% (113-220 FG) from the field and 48.5% (32-66 3FG) from three-point range. He currently leads the D-League in scoring, while also ranking third in three-point percentage. Azubuike is the first GATORADE Call-Up of the 2006-07 NBA Development League season and the 49th player overall (69 total call-ups) to be called-up to the NBA since the D-League began play in November 2001.
A 6-5, 220-pound second-year professional, Azubuike went undrafted out of the University of Kentucky in the 2005 NBA Draft. In his first season with Fort Worth in 2005-06, he averaged 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 25.7 minutes in 41 contests.
Azubuike, 23, will wear uniform #7 and is set to join the Warriors for their game this evening in Oklahoma City against the Hornets. Golden State’s roster now stands at 15 players.