Pro Basketball

Wizards Sign Four, Two With Local Ties

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Washington Wizards have signed guard Roger Mason Jr ., center James Lang and forwards Mike Hall and Kevinn Pinkney .

None of the contracts are guaranteed, and the four players will be playing for roster spots when the Wizards open training camp Oct. 3 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Hall played at George Washington; Mason, who attended Good Counsel High School, played at the University of Virginia. After helping George Washington make consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, Hall played with the Denver Nuggets in the Las Vegas summer league.

Hall is one of three members of last season's George Washington team who will attend an NBA camp this fall. Forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu will attend camp with the Dallas Mavericks and guard Danilo Pinnock will attend camp with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mason Jr., who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2002 draft, played with the Wizards' summer league squad and averaged 8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

Lang played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors last season; Pinkney was a four-year starter at the University of Nevada.

-- Ivan Carter

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