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Bulls sign top pick Doug McDermott

Creighton's Doug McDermott right is congratulated after being selected 11th overall by Denver Nuggets during 2014 NBA draft Thursday June

Creighton's Doug McDermott, right, is congratulated after being selected 11th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Updated: August 17, 2014 11:08PM



The Bulls announced the signing of their first-round pick Doug McDermott.

“We’re very excited about the addition of Doug,” GM Gar Forman said. We love the versatility of his game and his ability to shoot. He’s a fit for our team and organization on many different levels.”

At Creighton McDermott, 22, was the consensus National Player of the Year in 2014. As a senior, the 6-8 forward led the nation in scoring at 26.7 ppg (.550 from the field, .449 from three-point, .861 from the line) and posted 7.5 rpg and 1.3 apg in 33.7 mpg. He left Omaha as one of eight players in NCAA history to score more than 3,000 points (ranking fifth in Division I history with 3,150) and he is one of just three players to surpass 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. He is also one of just 11 players to earn First Team AP All-America three straight seasons.

McDermott earned All-NBA Summer League first team honors, averaging 18 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.8 apg in four games.



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