Detroit Pistons sign 25th overall pick Marcus Sasser to rookie contract

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Pistons announced on Wednesday that they have signed their 25th overall pick for this year’s NBA draft, Marcus Sasser, to his rookie contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sasser, a 22-year-old four-year Houston standout, was a priority for the Pistons on draft night. The team traded three second-round picks to acquire the point guard, who averaged 16.8 points, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals while hitting 38.4% of his 3-pointers on 6.9 attempts per game as a senior.

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His toughness, defense and shot-making placed him high on both Troy Weaver and Monty Williams’ wish lists.

“He’s a stabilizing player and personality,” Weaver said. “He’s a rock. When you’re building what we’re trying to build, you need some rocks. This young man is a rock. We can talk about his shooting, defense. He’s a rock, steady, brings it every game. You never have to worry where he’s gonna be, what he’s gonna do. He’s rock solid.”

The Pistons have now signed both of their 2023 draft picks, as fifth overall selection Ausar Thompson signed his rookie contract on Sunday.

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