Celtics sign Leon Powe

Updated: July 18, 2006, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics signed rookie forward Leon Powe on Tuesday.

Boston acquired the rights to the 6-foot-8 forward from the Denver Nuggets, who drafted him 49th overall out of California after only two years of college basketball.

Powe, a second-team Associated Press All-American last season at California, led the Pac-10 in scoring with 20.5 points per game and rebounding at 10.1 per game.

Over two seasons at Cal, he averaged 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds.

He played for the Celtics' team in the Las Vegas summer league last week.

The team did not disclose terms.

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