HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets Tuesday signed Continental Basketball Association Rookie of the Year Eric Turner to a two-year contract.
Turner, a 6-foot-3 point guard, averaged 17.5 points per game this season with the Detroit Spirits and ranked second in the league with 8.5 assists per game.
Turner was co-captain of Michigan's 1984 NIT championship team, and was drafted following his junior year by the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He later was released and picked up by the Spirits.
Rockets general manager Ray Patterson said the addition of Turner, 22, gives the Rockets a strong young player in the backcourt to supplement 31-year-old veterans John Lucas and Lionel Hollins.
Patterson also said the Rockets are continuing discussions with former Michael Young, a CBA teammate of Turner who played collegiately at Houston.