DETROIT PISTONS SIGN 2019 FIRST-ROUND PICK SEKOU DOUMBOUYA
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed 2019 first-round pick Sekou Doumbouya. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Doumbouya, 6-9, 230, was selected 15th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.8 points (48% FG), 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 39 games with Limoges in France’s top league, the LNB’s Pro A division, last season.
The 18-year-old played parts of two seasons for INSEP, the national sports youth academy in France that produced Rony Turiaf, Boris Diaw, Evan Fournier and Tony Parker. Doumbouya was a member of the French U-18 National team that won gold at the 2016 European U-18s while teaming with current New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina. He participated in the 2018 Basketball Without Borders Camp.
Born in Guinea, Doumbouya moved to France with his family at the age of one.
DETROIT PISTONS SIGN LOUIS KING TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT
The Detroit Pistons also announced that the team has signed forward Louis King to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not discussed.
King, 6-9, 205, garnered an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and was a Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection while averaging 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30.5 minutes over 31 games. He finished the season as Oregon’s leading scorer and rebounder.
The Secaucus, N.J. native averaged 16.4 points over seven games in Oregon’s conference and NCAA tournament runs, reaching double-figures in all seven contests. King finished the year ranked 13th in the Pac-12 in both 3-point percentage (.386) and 3-pointers made per game (1.9) and averaged the second-most points for any freshman in the conference.