HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets have signed rookie forward Montrezl Harrell, the team announced Saturday.
Former Louisville standout Harrell was selected by the Rockets with the 32nd overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. He averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds in his junior season at Louisville and received All-ACC Second Team honors. He started four games for the Rockets in NBA Summer League action this year, averaging 16.5 points, eight rebounds and 1.25 blocks.
The contract caps off a busy summer for the rookie, who reportedly helped save a motorist in an overturned vehicle in Louisville last week.