July 26, 2014

Bucks top pick signs deal

The Milwaukee Bucks signed their 1st round draft pick, John Henson to a

John Henson / Photo-NBA.com

rookie-scale contract on Tuesday.

Henson was the 14th pick by the Bucks in the June draft.  Henson is working out with teammates in Milwaukee, in preparation for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.  The Bucks will begin play there on Monday against New Orleans.

The 6’11 Henson played at North Carolina for three seasons.  He averaged 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds a game last season, earning his second ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Henson is expected to receive $1.8 million in the first year of the deal and nearly $4 million in guaranteed money over his first two seasons.

The Bucks are also expected to have their second-round pick, Doron Lamb of Kentuck, under contract before summer league play begins next week.