Knicks lock in first-round pick Hill

Updated: July 11, 2009, 10:44 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- First-round draft pick Jordan Hill has signed with the New York Knicks.

The Knicks announced Saturday that they had signed the forward from Arizona. Hill was the eighth overall pick in the draft.

He would earn about $4.3 million over two years under the rookie salary scale.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Hill averaged 18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in his junior year with the Wildcats. He is expected to play for the Knicks' summer league team in Las Vegas starting Tuesday.


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