Former Huskies Sign Pro Contracts

July 6, 2007

Hawes to report to NBA team's summer league

SACRAMENTO (July 5, 2007) --- The Sacramento Kings today signed rookie center Spencer Hawes, the team's first round selection (10th overall) in the 2007 NBA Draft, and rookie free agent Mustafa Shakur to contracts, according to Kings' President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

At 19, Hawes entered the draft after his freshman season at the University of Washington where he earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman Pac-10 honors. Hawes led the Huskies in scoring and ranked second in rebounding, averaging 14.9 points (10th in Pac-10) and 6.4 rebounds per game through 31 outings.

Shakur, a 6-3, 190-pound guard, averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 assists per game through 131 contests over his four-year career at the University of Arizona. He earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors as a senior after averaging 11.9 points per game.

Nick Hagadone was the 55th pick overall in the MLB Draft.

Hagadone will report to Class A Lowell to start career

By Ian Browne,

BOSTON (July 5, 2007) -- Exactly four weeks after being taken by the Red Sox with pick No. 55 in the First-Year Player Draft, left-hander Nick Hagadone can now go pitch.

On Thursday, the club announced that it has signed the University of Washington product to a contract.

Hagadone will report to Class A Lowell of the New York-Penn League immediately.

A college teammate of Giants starter Tim Lincecum, Hagadone has a low- to mid-90s fastball and a plus-slider. He was first-team All-Pac 10 in 2007, going 6-1 with 11 saves and a 2.77 ERA in 25 games, two of which were starts. A closer this season, Hagadone projects as a starter.

The Red Sox have now signed 19 players from the First-Year Player Draft.

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