Golden State Warriors sign free agent LJ Figueroa

The team announced the hiring of the Dominican player who is expected to be assigned to its G-League branch.

The Golden State Warriors announced the hiring of the free agent LJ Figueroa this Wednesday.

The former Oregon comes from playing basketball in the Dominican Republic, proclaiming himself champion in the National Basketball League with the Santo Domingo Lions and was elected Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the Superior Tournament of the National District with the Rafael Barias Club. .

The 23-year-old Figueroa made 26 appearances, 21 of them as a starter, in his final season at the University of Oregon in 2020-21, averaging 12.3 points per game, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

The 6-foot-6-inch guard / forward participated with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, averaging 7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 5 games.

The Golden State Warriors roster now has 20 players, surpassing the maximum allowed of 15, which could indicate that Figueroa’s immediate future is in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s affiliate in the development league. .

LJ Figueroa declared himself for the last 2021 NBA Draft but was not selected by any franchise.

In the Final Series of the National Basketball League in the Dominican Republic, Figueroa averaged 17.7 points per game, shooting 38% from the field and 28% from the 3-point line with 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists.