Memphis Grizzlies sign 2009 second round draft pick Sam Young

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Sam Young to a multi-year contract, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. We’ll post contract info later today.

Selected by the Grizzlies with the 36th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Young averaged a team-high 13.6 points and 4.2 rebounds on 51.9 percent shooting in 25.0 minutes in the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, helping lead Memphis to a perfect 5-0 record.

The 6-6, 220-pound guard/forward led the University of Pittsburgh in scoring (19.2 points) in his senior season, setting a school single-season record with 690 points and leaving as the Panthers’ fourth all-time leading scorer (1,884 points).

Young, a 2009 Associated Press Third Team All-American and All-Big East First Team selection, never missed a single game in his four-year college career, playing in a school-record 143 consecutive games.  The 24-year-old Clinton, Md. native was one of three Panther seniors who comprised the all-time winningest class in Pittsburgh history (112 wins).

With the signing of Hasheem Thabeet (second overall) and DeMarre Carroll (27th overall) earlier in the month, the Grizzlies have now signed all three of the team’s selections in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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