The Denver Nuggets used their first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft to pick up an international player, selecting French player Evan Fournier as the No. 20 overall pick. They have now officially locked up the 19-year-old on a multiyear contract.
On Wednesday, the Nuggets team website officially announced that the Nuggets have signed Fournier to a contract and that he will be joining the team at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports that the deal is likely for three years (with the third year being a team option) and will be worth roughly $3.5 million.
In Fournier's 2011-12 season for France's Pro A League, the 6'7 player averaged 14.1 points per game and 2.3 assists. In 2011, he also became the youngest player in French League history to score 20 points in a game.
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