Ferguson Puts Pen To Paper
By Randy Renner, Senior Writer
As we told you on Friday Thunder 1st round draft pick Terrance Ferguson agreed to a contract and then Saturday morning he tweeted a photo as he sat at the team's practice facility signing the documents.
Full financial terms of the contract haven't been disclosed but the 21st pick in the 2017 Draft is slotted to make $1.487 million in the first season of the deal. Ferguson could have signed for that or anywhere from 80 to 120 percent of that amount.
Regardless he is likely to spend most of his time this season playing for the Oklahoma City Blue of the newly renamed NBA G League.
Here is a portion of the official press release sent out by the Thunder.
Ferguson (6-7, 184), was drafted by Oklahoma City with the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, after spending last season with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League. He averaged 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game and scored in double figures four times, including a season-high 13 points twice.
The Tulsa, Okla. native, has been a member of gold-medal winning teams in three different FIBA events, going 19-0 in major competitions during his career. Ferguson averaged 7.1 points on 40.0 percent (48-of-120) shooting from the field and 33.3 percent (24-of-72) shooting from beyond the arc, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.4 minutes per game.
As a high schooler, he spent three seasons at Prime Prep Academy and played his senior season at Advanced Prep International, both based in Dallas, Texas. He played for the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, scoring 21 points in 15 minutes. At the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game, he recorded 10 points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.
Now that Ferguson has signed his contract he cannot be included in any trade for at least 30 days.
That Thunder roster now stands at 16 players, 15 of those contracts are guaranteed. Semaj Christon's deal for the upcoming season is worth $1.3 million but is not guaranteed.