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Utah Jazz sign No. 12 overall pick Trey Lyles

07/07/2015 07:09 EDT | Updated 07/07/2016 05:59 EDT
SALT LAKE CITY - A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the Utah Jazz have signed Canadian first-round draft pick Trey Lyles.

The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. NBA.com first reported the contract.

The 6-foot-10, 241-pound Lyles averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds at Kentucky and was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team after his lone collegiate season. The forward has a 7-1 wingspan with large hands and Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said after the draft that Lyles can get bigger.

The team fell in love with Lyles' versatility and believes he can eventually grow into a stretch-four role with the development of his jump shot.

Lyles became the first Saskatoon-born player to be drafted into the NBA when he was picked 12th overall by Utah.

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