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Hasheem Thabeet Drafted by Grizzlies

Hasheem Thabeet makes history as the first Tanzanian-born player drafted to the NBA.

First-round draft pick Hasheem Thabeet has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 7-foot-3 center from Connecticut was the second pick in the draft. Thabeet is due to make about $7.7 million over two years under the rookie salary scale.

Thabeet is the first Tanzanian-born player drafted by an NBA team. He averaged 13.6 points, nearly 11 rebounds and 4 blocks per game at UConn last season and was named Big East co-player of the year.

Thabeet is also second on the Big East’s all-time blocked shots list behind Patrick Ewing.

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