Thursday , Jul , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New Jack City: Blazers ink 22nd overall pick

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers signed guard
Jarrett Jack to a multi-year contract on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Jack, a product of Georgia Tech, was originally selected with
the 22nd overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in last month’s NBA Draft. He was
then traded to Portland for the rights to first-round pick Linas Kleiza and
second-rounder Ricky Sanchez.

In three seasons at Georgia Tech, Jack averaged 12.5 points and 5.4 assists
per game. He also became only the sixth player in school history to reach both
1,000 points and 500 assists.

Portland also announced that the option on forward Travis Outlaw has been
exercised and his contract now runs through the 2006-07 campaign. Outlaw was a
first-round pick two years ago. This past season, Outlaw averaged 5.4 points
per game.