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Second-round pick Jaylin Williams signs with Thunder

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Jul 15, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jaylin Williams (6) drives between Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (12) during an NBA Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Jaylin Williams signed a rookie contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. However, The Athletic previously reported it was a four-year contract worth $8.2 million.

Oklahoma City selected Williams in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2022 NBA Draft.

Williams helped Arkansas reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in both of his seasons. The Razorbacks lost to Duke in the West Regional title game last season.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Williams emerged as the Razorbacks’ second-best player behind star guard J.D. Notae last season. Williams averaged 10.9 points and 9.8 rebounds in 37 games (35 starts) while earning first-team All-SEC honors. He also earned first-team All-SEC Defensive honors while accumulating 48 steals and 41 blocked shots.

–Field Level Media