BJ Young Signs 3-year Deal With Rockets

Former Arkansas star BJ Young impressed the Houston Rockets enough in sumer league action that they decided to sign him to a three-year deal per the Houston Chronicle.

Former Arkansas star B.J. Young did not get taken in 2013 NBA draft, but it appears he is still going to have a chance playing in the NBA next season.

Young has signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets per the Houston Chronicle after averaging 11.8 points in four games in summer league play.

That include games of 20 points against Oklahoma City and 15 against Brooklyn in his last two outings.

The contract includes a small first-year guarantee. If he grabs a roster spot, it means he will make at least the rookie minimum of $490,180 this season.

This means he'll join a organization that also includes former Arkansas star Patrick Beverley and Arkansas native James Anderson.

He averaged a team-leading 15.2 points as a sophomore, but a dip in his 3-point shooting from 40 percent to 21 percent was apparently the reason his stock dropped from a possible lottery pick to begin the 2012-2013 season.

Former Razorback Marshawn Powell - who also declared for the draft and was not taken - recently signed with Ferro-ZNTU of the Ukraine Superleague.

The 23-year-old Powell averaged 14.5 points last season.


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