Friday , Sep , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets reel in Bass

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
have signed second-round pick Brandon Bass.

Bass, the 33rd overall selection in this year’s draft, averaged 17.3 points
and 9.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season at LSU and earned
Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honors.

“Brandon had a stellar collegiate career that we followed closely at LSU and
we look forward to his progression as a basketball player this season,” said
head coach Byron Scott. “We became even more impressed with him as a person
once we got to know him.”

In two seasons with the Tigers, Bass posted averages of 15.1 points and 8.2
boards per game.