WHEEL­ING, DEAL­ING

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS TORONTO —

The Toronto Rap­tors signed first round draft pick Ogugua (OG) Anunoby of Eng­land to a rookie scale con­tract on Sun­day.

Anunoby, 19, is un­der con­tract through the 2018-19 sea­son, with two team op­tion years to fol­low. Terms of the deal weren’t dis­closed, as per team pol­icy.

Toronto se­lected the six-footeight for­ward 23rd overall at the Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion draft a few weeks ago.

The Rap­tors also signed guard-for­ward Mal­colm Miller to a two-way con­tract and for­ward Al­fonzo McKin­nie to a multi-year deal.

Anunoby played two sea­sons at In­di­ana, av­er­ag­ing 6.8 points, 3.5 re­bounds and 17.4 min­utes. He tore his ACL in a game against Penn State in Jan­uary which ended his univer­sity ca­reer. The 19-yearold has been re­hab­bing his knee with Rap­tors

sports science guru Alex McKech­nie.

Anunoby was born in Lon­don, Eng­land to Nige­rian par­ents and broke out at the 2016 NCAA tour­na­ment when the Hoosiers up­set Ken­tucky 73-67.

Miller av­er­aged seven points and 3.4 re­bounds in 29 games last sea­son for Alba Ber­lin of the Ger­man Bun­desliga. The six-foot­seven Miller played the 2015-16 cam­paign for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League and av­er­aged 12.4 points and 4.2 re­bounds in 47 games.

McKin­nie ap­peared in 50 games last sea­son for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League and av­er­aged 14.9 points and 9.2 re­bounds. The Chicago na­tive was an all-star.

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