On July 12th, the Los Angeles Clippers announced the signing of 2014 first-round draft pick C.J. Wilcox of the University of Washington. Here is the official press release:
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed first round draft pick C.J. Wilcox. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wilcox, the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was a Second-Team All-Pac-12 performer for the second-straight year during his final season at Washington. The 6-foot-5 inch Wilcox averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 games as a senior for the Huskies, hitting 90 3-pointers, leading the Pac-12 in 3-pointers per game (2.8), good for 32nd nationally.
Wilcox, 23, was the Huskies leader in scoring, minutes played and 3-pointers made in 2013-14. His 18.5 points per game ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and he also finished second in the conference in free throw percentage (.868).
A star at Pleasant Grove High School in Utah, Wilcox finished his collegiate career with 301 3-pointers, the most in Washington history, sixth in Pac-12 history and appeared in 131 total NCAA games. In his four seasons at UW, he was one of just three players in Pac-12 history to post 1,800 points, 275 made 3-pointers and 400 rebounds.
As the 28th overall pick, the CBA sets Wilcox’s salary at $924.8 million, but if the Clippers followed the league tradition of offering 120% of the rookie scale, Wilcox will earn $1.109 million during the 2014-15 NBA season. Like all first-round selections, Wilcox will be eligible for an extension following his third NBA season.
Due to a shoulder injury, Wilcox will not appear in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Barrys Ticket Service will have Clippers tickets available once the season schedule is released so make sure to check them out and see Wilcox in his rookie season!