The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed second round draft selection Kim English to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
English, who was selected with the 44th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, played four seasons at Missouri and averaged 14.1 points (.521 FG), 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a senior. He scored in double figures in 26-of-35 games a year ago, including seven games with 20-plus points. English shot 45.9% from beyond the arc last season and shot better than 36.0% from three-point range in each of his four years with the Tigers. He earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors as a senior and was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Big 12 Tournament. English averaged 11.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 24.2 minutes in 141 games at Missouri, shooting 39.4% (239-606 3FG) from three-point range for his career.
That leaves the Pistons with one unsigned draft pick, Khris Middleton, who has struggled so far in summer league play. English has shot the ball pretty well and been aggressive, and his 3-point shooting fills an obvious need on the roster. Middleton, on the other hand, is stuck in a numbers game. The Pistons might need a roster spot for Ben Wallace and Middleton plays the deepest position on the team, small forward.
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