Nuggets sign F Diawara

Updated: July 26, 2006, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Nuggets signed 6-foot-7 forward Yakhouba Diawara to a contract Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Diawara, 23, averaged 11.8 points and three rebounds per game over five summer league contests. In 2005-06, the Paris native played in 20 games for JDA Dijon Bourgogne of the French League and 25 games for Climamio Bologna of the Italian League. Diawara also played two seasons at Pepperdine University after two seasons at Southern Idaho Junior College.

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