Cavaliers sign Shannon Brown, Daniel Gibson
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guards Shannon Brown and Daniel Gibson to contracts, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Brown, 20, was selected by the Cavaliers with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. He was named All-Big Ten Second Team and Big Ten All-Defensive Team following his junior season in which he averaged 17.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He scored 15 or more points in 21 of 34 games as a junior. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard was named All-Big Ten Honorable mention and selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Austin Regional of the 2005 NCAA Tournament during his sophomore season. During his three-year career at Michigan State, he played in 97 games (89 starts) and averaged 12.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. He scored in double figures in 61 of 97 career games, including 13 games with 20 or more points.
Gibson, 21, was selected by the Cavaliers with the 42nd overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press following his sophomore season at Texas in which he averaged 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard shot .380 (101-266) from three-point range and scored in double figures 24 times during his sophomore season. During his freshman season, he averaged 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game and was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was a Third Team All-Big 12 selection. In two seasons, Gibson played in 68 games (68 starts) and averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
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