Raptors sign 2021 draft pick Scottie Barnes to rookie-scale contract

Scottie Barnes answers questions during an interview after being selected fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors during the first round of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in New York. (Corey Sipkin/AP)

The Toronto Raptors have signed Scottie Barnes, the team's first-round pick (fourth overall) in the 2021 NBA Draft, to a rookie-scale contract.

With the deal in place, Barnes is under contract through the 2022-23 season with two team-option years to follow, the club said Sunday.

Barnes averaged 10.3 points, four rebounds and 4.1 assists in 24 games as a freshman at Florida State last season.

A six-foot-nine, 227-pound guard-forward hybrid, Barnes was named ACC Freshman and Sixth Man of the Year, earned All-ACC Third Team honours and was among the 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award las season.

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