Grizzlies sign rookie Deyonta Davis
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies signed rookie center Deyonta Davis to a multi-year contract.
Davis (6-11, 237) was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (31st overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft after his freshman season at Michigan State University, where he competed in 35 games (16 starts) and averaged 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.83 blocks in 18.6 minutes while shooting 59.8 percent from the field and 60.5 percent from the free throw line. His draft rights were traded by Boston to Memphis with the draft rights to Rade Zagorac (35th overall in 2016) on draft night for a future protected first round draft pick.
Last season, the 19-year-old Muskegon, Mich. native set a Spartans freshman record for total blocks (64), which is the second-most in a single season in program history. He blocked a career-high six shots on Jan. 28 vs. Northwestern.