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Brooklyn Nets sign first-round draft pick Cam Thomas

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have signed first-round draft pick Cam Thomas.

The team did not disclose details of the contract signed by the guard, who was the 27th overall pick out of LSU.

Thomas spent one year at LSU, starting 29 games. He averaged 23 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 34 minutes. The 19-year-old scored 25 or more points 16 times, the most 25-point games for a freshman in the Southeastern Conference over the last 25 seasons.

Thomas was the leading scorer among Division I freshmen. He led the nation in free throws made (194), led the SEC in free-throw percentage (88.2%) and finished first in the SEC and seventh in the nation in field goals made (203).

In two NCAA Tournament games, Thomas averaged 28.5 points. He will compete for Brooklyn's NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.

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Updated August 5, 2021

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