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Second round pick officially signs rookie deal with the Celtics

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The Boston Celtics announced Tuesday that they have officially signed rookie second-round pick Semi Ojeleye.

The Celtics selected Ojeleye out of SMU with the 37th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He played in eight summer league games in Utah and Las Vegas after averaging nearly 19 points in his final season of college before turning pro.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed at this time, but Keith Smith of CelticsBlog has stated that the Celtics have used the remainder of their cap space to add Ojeleye to the roster. Smith also included that the Celtics had to release Paul Pierce after the Truth signed a deal Monday allowing him to retire with the team.

Adam Himmelsbach reported the terms of the deal last week.

The Celtics have agreed to a four-year deal with rookie swing Semi Ojeleye, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports. The first two years of the deal are guaranteed according to Himmelsbach, marking the seoncd time the Celtics have given a fully-guaranteed second year to a second-round pick under coach Brad Stevens following Jordan Mickey.