Nets Sign Cory Jefferson

July 23 at 9:47am CST By Ryan Raroque

WEDNESDAY, 9:47am: The Nets have officially announced the signing, via press release. It’s a multiyear contract, according to the statement.

TUESDAY, 5:53pm: Rookie forward Cory Jefferson announced his contract signing with the Nets through his personal¬†Instagram account (hat tip to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post via Twitter). The Nets traded for Jefferson’s rights on draft night after the former Baylor forward was selected 60th overall by the Spurs. The terms of the deal aren’t immediately clear.

The 6’9″ Jefferson put up 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game this past season as a senior for the Bears, numbers striking similar to what he produced in his junior year, when he first emerged as a standout. He was the 66th-best prospect in both¬†Jonathan Givony’s DraftExpress rankings and the listing that Chad Ford of ESPN.com compiles.

The last two 60th overall picks to follow through and sign NBA contracts were Isaiah Thomas and Robert Sacre, so Jefferson will look to duplicate their success.

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