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Men’s Basketball

Zach Auguste signs with Lakers

| Monday, August 29, 2016

Irish senior forward Zach Auguste looks to score during Notre Dame’s 61-56 win over Wisconsin on March 25.Michael Yu | The Observer

Irish senior forward Zach Auguste looks to score during Notre Dame’s 61-56 win over Wisconsin on March 25.

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak announced Monday his team agreed to terms with former Irish forward Zach Auguste.

The terms of the deal were not announced and Auguste is not guaranteed to make the team’s roster for the 2016-2017 NBA season since the Lakers have a deep frontcourt. Auguste played with the Lakers in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas for four games, averaging 5.3 points and pulling down four rebounds per game. Auguste received more than 15 minutes of playing time per contest and started one game.

In his final year at Notre Dame, Auguste averaged 14 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while helping lead the Irish to a second consecutive Elite Eight berth. Auguste led the ACC in rebounding in 2015-2016 and was named third-team All-ACC.

Auguste joins former teammate Demetrius Jackson, who was drafted by and signed with the Boston Celtics over the summer, as former members of the 2015-2016 team to sign contracts with NBA teams.

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