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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES SIGN XAVIER MUNFORD TO MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT

Official Release | April 7, 2016

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has signed guard Xavier Munford to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Munford (6-3, 180) has appeared in 10 games (zero starts) with the Grizzlies and has averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.2 minutes after signing with the team to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 16. The 23-year-old played 41 games (37 starts) for the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam, averaging 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.00 steals in 33.7 minutes, and was recognized as a 2016 D-League All-Star.

Undrafted in the 2014 Draft, Munford averaged 17.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 35.5 minutes in 61 games (all starts) in his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Rhode Island. The New Jersey native led the Rams in scoring in each of his two years with the program.

VIDEO: Xavier Munford shares a few words on how Jam coaches and former teammates give him confidence to go out and play hard. WATCH HERE.