The New Orleans Pelicans have signed rookie center Jeff Withey, according to a team announcement. The terms of the contract were not disclosed. Withey, the 39th pick in the draft, was acquired from Portland in the three team trade with Portland and Sacramento.
Withey played through his senior year at Kansas, winning Big 12 defensive player of the year his junior and senior seasons. He averaged 13.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game his senior season.