Knicks ink David Lee

July 1, 2005 at 8:19 PM

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Forward David Lee, a first-round pick by the New York Knicks in this week's NBA draft, Friday signed a contract with the team.

No details were released.

The 6-foot 9-inch, 249-pound Lee averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in 127 games at Florida, where he earned All-Southeastern Conference Second Team honors last season as a senior.

"I'm just going to hit the boards and go after every ball," Lee said after being drafted. "I'll bring athleticism and energy. I'm all about winning and all about the team, a hustling, blue collar, scrapping-type of player through and through."

Lee, who scouts said was a standout at a pre-draft camp at Chicago, is the first pick signed by the Knicks this year. He was the 30th overall selection.

Guard Nate Robinson and center-forward Channing Frye have yet to come to terms with the team.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories