Saturday , Jul , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors sign top pick Bargnani

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors signed their first-round
draft choice, forward Andrea Bargnani, to his rookie scale contract on
Saturday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bargnani, the first overall selection in the draft, is under contract through
the 2007-08 season, with two team option years to follow.

The Italian star will now join the Raptors Las Vegas summer league team
from July 6-14.

The 7-foot, 250-pound Bargnani helped lead Benetton to Italys Lega A
championship this past year, averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds.