Dan Dickau: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

The Atlanta Hawks yesterday signed first-round draft pick Dan Dickau of Gonzaga to a three-year rookie contract worth around $2.08 million.

The Atlanta Hawks yesterday signed rookie point guard Dan Dickau, according to Vice President/General Manager Pete Babcock. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed, but relative to previous players selected at his draft slot, the contract is worth around $2.08 million.

"It's a good feeling to officially be a Hawk," Dickau said. "I've enjoyed the experience of rookie camp the last couple days. I'm excited to learn the Hawks system and get a feel for what the NBA is all about."

"We're happy to have Dan under contract," Babcock said. "We look forward to him having a long and productive career in Atlanta, and more immediately making contributions that help us to get back into the playoffs."

The Hawks acquired the draft rights to Dickau, a first-round pick (28th overall) of the Sacramento Kings in the 2002 NBA Draft, in exchange a future first-round selection on draft night (June 26).

A First Team AP All-America selection, Dickau averaged 21.0 points and 4.7 apg as a senior, shooting 44.1% FGs, .457% 3FGs (10th in the nation) and .864 FT%. The West Coast Conference Player of the Year, he led Gonzaga to a 29-4 season and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Dickau is participating this week in the Hawks' Rookie/Free Agent camp, in preparation for six games at the Shaw's Pro Summer League at UMass-Boston, July 15-21.


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