Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today the signing of Purdue forward Carl Landry, who was chosen by the SuperSonics in the second round (31st overall) with a pick previously acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies. Houston sent a future second-round selection and cash considerations to Seattle for his draft rights.
Landry (6-9, 248, Purdue) averaged 7.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games with Houston in the 2007 NBA Summer League presented by adidas. He finished his collegiate career at Purdue after playing his first two seasons at Vincennes University. Over his 64 career outings with the Boilermakers, averaged 18.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.81 blocks per game. In 2006-07, Landry led Purdue in scoring (18.9), rebounding (7.3) and total blocks (32), while finishing second in total steals (40). He was named First-Team All-Big Ten by the coaches as a senior. Landry also earned Big-Ten Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks during the 2006-07 season.