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Warriors sign top pick Wiseman and second-rounder Mannion

November 27, 2020 GMT
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Golden State Warriors draft pick James Wiseman speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Golden State Warriors draft pick James Wiseman speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors signed top draft pick James Wiseman, the team’s No. 2 overall selection out of Memphis.

The center averaged 34.2 points in three games as a freshman for the Tigers before a 12-game suspension by the NCAA because his family received money during the recruitment process. While serving the penalty, the 7-foot-1, 240-pound Wiseman decided to turn his attention to the NBA draft.

Golden State also signed rookie guard Nico Mannion to a two-way contract, the team announced Friday. He was selected 48th out of Arizona.

The Warriors finished 15-50 for the NBA’s worst record during the coronavirus-shortened season.

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