Bucks sign second-round pick David Noel

Updated: July 3, 2006, 5:02 PM ET
By Bucks sign second-round pick Noel | Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks signed second-round draft pick David Noel to a multiyear contract on Monday.

Noel, the 39th pick overall in last week's NBA draft, averaged 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds last season as a senior at North Carolina.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"David is a terrific athlete who has the ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor," general manager Larry Harris said in a statement. "He is a tough, defensive-minded player with a solid offensive game."

The Bucks also said that forward Joe Smith had undergone successful arthroscopic surgery Friday to remove loose cartilage in his right knee.

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