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Lakers sign draft pick Devin Ebanks [Updated]

August 12, 2010 |  1:21 pm

Ebanks_200 The Lakers signed second-round pick Devin Ebanks Thursday, a team spokesman said.

Ebanks was selected with the 43rd overall pick out of  West Virginia University.

His contract is not guaranteed, but Ebanks will earn a salary of about $473,604, which is the minimum rookies can sign for, if he makes the roster.

If he stays with the Lakers, his second year salary would be $736,420.

Ebanks, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound small forward, was solid for the Lakers when he played in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas last month.

[Updated at 1:12 p.m.: Ebanks started in all five summer league games and averaged 15 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.3 minutes.

The 20-year-old played two seasons at West Virginia, where he averaged 11.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 69 games.

The Lakers now have the league minimum of 13 players signed to contracts, the same as they had last season.

Derrick Caracter, the Lakers' other second-round draft pick at 58, also had a solid summer league in Las Vegas.

But Caracter, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of the University of Texas El Paso, hasn't signed a contract with the Lakers as of yet.]

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Devin Ebanks goes to the basket against Patrick Ewing Jr. (6) of the New York Knicks during the NBA summer league on July 12. Credit: Garrett W. Ellwood / NBAE via Getty Images