Nets sign first round draft pick Terrence Williams

The New Jersey Nets have signed their first round selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, Terrence Williams, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

This is basically just a formality, as first round draft picks are guaranteed a contract.

Williams, selected by the Nets in the first round with the 11th overall pick, earned Third Team All-America and First Team All-Big East honors after averaging 12.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg and 5.0 apg last season.  Williams helped lead Louisville to their first Big East regular season and tournament titles while claiming the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.  The senior guard/forward was the only player in Louisville history to tally 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 500 assists and 200 steals.  He finished his career ranked 18th in school history with 1,564 points, second in assists (541), seventh in rebounding (966), fourth in three-point field goals made (195), fifth in steals (210) and second in minutes played (4,486).