Reeves Nelson joins Lakers

Updated: September 5, 2012, 9:02 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie forward Reeves Nelson and rookie center Greg Somogyi, the team announced Wednesday.

Both players were signed to one-year, nonguaranteed contracts and will be with the Lakers when they open training camp in October.

Nelson, a 6-foot-8 forward out of UCLA, was also a member of the Lakers' 2012 Summer League team on which he averaged 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 16.3 minutes.

Nelson was named to the All-Pac-10 first team after his sophomore year and played in 68 games for the Bruins, averaging 12.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27.0 minutes.

But UCLA dismissed Nelson last December because of continued conduct issues, and he went undrafted in June.

Somogyi, a 7-3 center out of UC-Santa Barbara, played four years for the Gauchos, posting career averages of 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 12.2 minutes. Somogyi also averaged 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 7.2 minutes for the Lakers' Summer League team.

Arash Markazi

ESPNLosAngeles.com

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