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Lakers sign Scotty Pippen Jr.

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Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr., who is the son of Chicago Bulls legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Pippen Jr. posted 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from three-point range during his final collegiate season.

The 2021-22 All-SEC First Team selection led the conference in scoring and was the first SEC player to average 20 points in back-to-back seasons since 1996.

Pippen Jr. also led the NCAA in made free throws last season with 224 such shots, a Vanderbilt single-season record.

In three seasons as a Commodore, Pippen Jr. averaged 17.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.6 steals in 90 career games.

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