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Nets sign New Jersey native Zoubek

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets announced on Thursday that they signed free agents Ben Uzoh and Brian Zoubek, two college players who were not picked in last week's NBA draft.

The 7-foot-1 Zoubek helped Duke win the national championship, averaging 5.6 points and 7.7 rebounds. The New Jersey native averaged 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 133 games.

Uzoh averaged 13.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 141 career games at Tulsa. The guard was named First Team All-Conference USA as a senior and Second Team All-Conference USA as a junior and sophomore.

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