The Houston Rockets have signed Justin Patton to a two-way contract. The center had been playing in the G League for the Westchester Knicks.
After earning Big East Freshman of the Year honors for Creighton, Patton (6-11, 241) was selected with the 16th overall pick by Chicago in the 2017 NBA Draft before his rights were traded to Minnesota. He was most recently with Milwaukee during training camp prior to this season.
In 83 career G League games, Patton has averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 blocks. The 23-year-old ranked fourth in the G League with 2.8 bpg last season.