Celtics Sign Sam Hauser To Two-Way Contract

AUGUST 13: The Celtics have officially signed Hauser, according to a team press release.

JULY 30: It is anticipated that the Celtics will sign undrafted Virginia forward Sam Hauser to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

The 6’8″ forward began his college career at Marquette, but transferred to Virginia for a redshirt 2019/20 season. During his lone active season with the Cavaliers in 2020/21, Hauser averaged 16 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 1.8 APG, with a shooting line of .503/.417/.896 across 25 games.

The 23-year-old was an All-Big East Third Team honoree in 2019 while still with Marquette, and was named an All-ACC First Teamer this season. Hauser was ranked as the ninth-best undrafted player on ESPN’s list.

Hauser was the Cavaliers’ leading scorer for the 2020/21 season, and ranked second on the club in scoring efficiency (behind new Pelicans guard Trey Murphy) with a 123.6 offensive rating.

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