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Blazers Officially Announce Signing Of 2012 Second Round Pick Will Barton

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The Portland Trail Blazers officially announced the signing of 2012 second round pick Will Barton on Saturday.

Here's the release.

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed rookie forward Will Barton, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Trail Blazers used the 40th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft to select Barton, 21, the reigning Conference USA Player of the Year. In two years at Memphis, Barton averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.49 steals for the Tigers. He led the conference in scoring last season with 18.0 points per game.

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