Report: Lakers sign promising young guard to 2-year contract

Brad Sullivan
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The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of undrafted rookie guard Austin Reaves to a new two-year contract after originally signing him to a two-way deal during the summer.

The 6-foot-5 Reaves split his four years at the collegiate level, spending his first two years at Wichita State University.

After then transferring to the University of Oklahoma, Reaves sat out a year and then played his final two seasons with the Sooners. As a senior last season, Reaves averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game

Reaves will most likely not see too much time on the court, given his rookie status and the veteran contingent that makes up the bulk of the Lakers roster.

However, in recent years, the Lakers have had good luck in developing unheralded players and are hoping that history repeats itself in the case of Reaves.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.