SAN FRANCISCO: The Golden State Warriors signed top draft pick James Wiseman, the team’s No. 2 overall selection out of Memphis.

Warriors sign top pick Wiseman and second rounder Mannion - Warriors sign top pick Wiseman and second-rounder Mannion
James Wiseman AFP FILE PHOTO

The center averaged 34.2 points in three games as a freshman for the Tigers before a 12-game suspension by the NCAA because his family received money during the recruitment process. While serving the penalty, the 7-foot-1, 240-pound Wiseman decided to turn his attention to the NBA draft.

Golden State also signed rookie guard Nico Mannion to a two-way contract, the team announced on Friday (Saturday in Manila). He was selected 48th out of Arizona.

The Warriors finished 15-50 for the NBA’s worst record during the coronavirus-shortened season.

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