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Warriors sign top pick Wiseman and second-rounder Mannion

The Golden State Warriors signed top draft pick James Wiseman, the team's No. 2 overall selection out of Memphis.

The center averaged 34.2 points in three games as a freshman for the Tigers before a 12-game suspension by the NCAA because his family received money during the recruitment process. While serving the penalty, the 7-foot-1, 240-pound Wiseman decided to turn his attention to the NBA draft.

Golden State also signed rookie guard Nico Mannion to a two-way contract, the team announced Friday. He was selected 48th out of Arizona.

Golden State Warriors draft pick James Wiseman, center, poses for photos between his mother, Donzaleigh Artis, left, and his sister, Jaquarius Greer, at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP PhotoJeff Chiu)

The Warriors finished 15-50 for the NBA’s worst record during the coronavirus-shortened season.

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Golden State Warriors draft picks James Wiseman, left, and Nico Mannion arrive at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP PhotoJeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors draft picks James Wiseman, left, and Nico Mannion pose for photos at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP PhotoJeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors draft pick James Wiseman laughs during a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP PhotoJeff Chiu)