Thursday , Jul , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards sign first round picks

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards signed a pair of
first round draft picks on Thursday.

The team inked its 2007 first round selection, swingman Nick Young, and its
2006 first round choice, big man Oleksiy Pecherov. Per team policy, terms of
the deals were not disclosed.

Young, 22, was drafted 16th overall by the Wizards in the 2007 NBA Draft after
averaging 17.5 points per game at the University of Southern California last

Pecherov, 21, was drafted 18th overall by the Wizards in the 2006 draft. The
7-footer played for BY Kyiv in his native Ukraine last season.

“We are excited to have two very talented first round picks join our team,”
Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “Nick Young and Oleksiy Pecherov both
have good size, athleticism and the ability to score. They are hard working
and competitive young players.”