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Olivier Hanlan, the Utah Jazz's second-round pick this year, has signed a deal to play in Europe.
BC Zalgiris in Kaunas, Lithuania, announced Saturday that it had signed the 6-foot-4 combo guard.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/Zalgiris?src=hash">#Zalgiris signs https://twitter.com/hashtag/OlivierHanlan?src=hash">#OlivierHanlan (42pick by https://twitter.com/utahjazz">@utahjazz) to 1+1 contract. Hanlan led https://twitter.com/BostonCollege">@BostonCollege in scoring(19,5 pts)! http://t.co/6co2r9uwnC">pic.twitter.com/6co2r9uwnC— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) https://twitter.com/bczalgiris/status/629922100736851968">August 8, 2015
Hanlan, the 42nd overall pick in June, was an explosive scorer during his three years at Boston College. But the 22-year-old struggled to make his mark during summer league play with the Jazz. In eight games, Hanlan averaged just 4.1 points while shooting 31 percent from the field and 27 percent from three. Now he'll have a chance to develop his game overseas while the Jazz retain his draft rights.
At Zalgiris, Hanlan will join his summer league teammate Brock Motum, who signed with the European club this summer despite having a training camp invite from the Jazz.