Thunder Sign McGruder, Garrett

By: Thunder PR
By: Thunder PR
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guards Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder to contracts, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kansas State's Rodney McGruder drives against Texas Tech's Jamal Williams during an NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,Zach Long)

Press Release:

Thunder Signs Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder

OKLAHOMA CITY, September 27, 2013 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guards Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder to contracts, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Garrett (6-4, 190 pounds), appeared in 19 games last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 2.1 points and 1.6 assists in 7.9 minutes per game. Additionally, Garrett played eight games last season for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League where he posted averages of 17.3 points, 7.3 assists and 1.63 steals.

While playing collegiately at Iowa State, Garrett became one of three players in Big 12 history to amass 1,300 points and 600 assists.

McGruder (6-4, 205 pounds), recently concluded his four year college career at Kansas State where he became one of two players in school history to rank among the top 10 in both career scoring and rebounding.

During his senior season, McGruder earned All-Big 12 First Team and Honorable Mention All-America honors after registering averages of 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.26 steals per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder roster now stands at 17. A complete training camp roster is attached.

The Thunder will host its annual media day beginning at noon today at the Thunder Events Center (14701 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Edmond).


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