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Utah Jazz sign Trey Lyles to rookie deal

The Jazz made Trey Lyles the 12th-overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Trey Lyles has signed his rookie deal with the Utah Jazz, according to's David Aldridge.

Lyles, a 6-10, 241-pound forward, averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 36 games in 2014-15. An All-SEC Freshman Team selection, Lyles was also named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice during his career.

The Indianapolis native averaged 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game throughout UK's NCAA Tournament run in 2015, which included his second career double-double effort with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Cincinnati.

As for how much Lyles will make, he'll earn $1.86 million his rookie year, and that number increases to $1.95 million in 2016 and $2.03 million in 2017.

Lyles becomes the fourth former Kentucky Wildcat drafted and signed by the Jazz and the first since Enes Kanter in 2011. Hopefully, Lyles has a longer and more memorable career in Utah than Kanter did before being traded to the OKC Thunder this past season.