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IU's Christian Watford Signs With Boston Celtics
Updated August 21, 2014 7:45 AM | Filed under: NBA
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(UNDATED) - Former Indiana University front courter Christian Watford has signed a one-year contract with the NBA's Boston Celtics.

The sharpshooting forward had played for the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors in this year's NBA Summer League, but failed to secure a contract after scoring 17 points in two games.

The Birmingham, Ala., native played at IU from 2009 to 2013, as a preferred frontcourt starter his freshman year, under IU Coach Tom Crean.

He graduated as the No. 9 scorer in IU men's basketball history, tallying 1,730 points in his four seasons.

He becomes the sixth Hoosier on an NBA roster, joining guards Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon and forwards Cody Zeller, Noah Vonleh and D.J. White.

Watford last played for Israeli club Hapoel Fattal Eilat after going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft. He appeared in 29 games in the Israeli Basketball Super League, averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.



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