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.

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