Los Angeles Lakers sign rookie C Thomas Bryant

Indiana's Thomas Bryant celebrates during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Penn State, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie center Thomas Bryant after his promising performance for their Las Vegas summer league team.

The Lakers announced the deal Sunday night.

Los Angeles acquired Bryant on draft night from the Utah Jazz, who chose him with the 42nd overall pick.

The 6-foot-10 Bryant averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds last season for the Indiana Hoosiers.

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