Lakers sign free agent Pelle

Updated: August 19, 2003, 6:51 PM ET

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers signed free agent forward and former Colorado star Stephane Pelle on Tuesday.

Pelle averaged 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in five games for the Lakers' Summer Pro League team in Long Beach.

The 6-foot-8 Pelle averaged 12 points and 9.3 rebounds as a senior last season at Colorado. The Cameroon native was the first CU player in 11 years to average a double-double, with 12.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

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