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Irish grad Kurz signs NBA deal

Joe Meixell | Monday, November 3, 2008

Forward Rob Kurz, who played for Notre Dame last season, signed on to play with the Golden State Warriors Sunday.

Kurz was undrafted out of college but played his way on to the team by averaging 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the preseason.

He was the last man cut from the team on Oct. 27 but after guard Monta Ellis was placed on the suspension list Kurz got another chance.

Ellis injured himself in a motorized scooter accident and is suspended until December.

Kurz started 30 games last season for the Irish and averaged 12.6 points per game and hit exactly 50 percent of his field goals. He will join the Warriors tonight when they take on the Grizzlies in Memphis.