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Hornets sign F/C Mathiang, G Paige

(TSX / STATS) -- The Charlotte Hornets signed forward/center Mangok Mathiang and guard Marcus Paige to two-way contracts on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Mathiang was a member of the Hornets' entry at the 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League, where he saw action in five games and averaged 4.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 offensive rebounds in 17.1 minutes per contest.

Born in Sudan, the 24-year-old Mathiang lived in Melbourne, Australia, for several years before moving to the United States where he spent four years at Louisville (2013-17). He appeared in 114 career games (44 starts) in college, averaging 4.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. While serving as team captain as a redshirt senior in 2016-17, he averaged 7.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 20.8 minutes while helping the Cardinals to a 25-9 record.

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Leaders
Points: Kemba Walker23.2
Rebounds: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist7.0
Assists: Nicolas Batum5.9
FG%: Kemba Walker44.4%
Steals: Nicolas Batum1.12
Blocks: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist0.95
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.7 (13)
Rebounds: 44.4 (22)
Assists: 24.5 (28)
FG%: 45.6% (14)
FT%: 77.6% (21)
3P%: 36.9% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.9 (16)
Rebounds: 43.6 (14)
Assists: 23.1 (11)
FG%: 44.2% (26)
FT%: 81.5% (1)
3P%: 35.1% (18)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Washington 49 33 .598 --
x-Atlanta 43 39 .524 6.0
Miami 41 41 .500 8.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 13.0
Orlando 29 53 .354 20.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/18/2017 Isaiah Hicks Signed as Free Agent
8/18/2017 Mangok Mathiang Signed as Free Agent
8/18/2017 Marcus Paige Signed as Free Agent
8/18/2017 T.J. Williams Signed as Free Agent
7/14/2017 Michael Carter-Williams Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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