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Jalen Hood-Schifino officially signs rookie contract with Lakers



The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of rookie guard Jalen Hood-Schifino. (Lakers / Twiiter)

Former Indiana basketball guard Jalen Hood-Schifino has officially signed his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The team announced the addition of Jalen Hood-Schifino and fellow draft pick Maxwell Lewis on Saturday night.

Hood-Schifino is in line for a four-year contract worth up to $17.9 million, according to the rookie salary scale. His contract includes $3.7 million in year one, with the assumption he signs for 120 percent of the standard rookie scale, which according to Hoops Rumors ‘virtually every first-rounder does’.

Hood-Schifino was the 17th overall selection in the 2023 NBA Draft last month. In his lone year at Indiana, he averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

So far in three NBA Summer League games, he is averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He is just 17-of-47 from the field, however.

The Lakers take on the Hornets on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm ET on ESPN.

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