The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Tomas Satoransky signs with Wizards

Czech guard Tomas Satoransky spent the last four years playing overseas. (Photo by Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images)

The Washington Wizards announced on Thursday evening the signing of Tomas Satoransky, who the club drafted in the second round (32nd overall) in 2012.

The 6-foot-7 guard is a member of the Czech Republic national team and has been playing overseas for the past four years during which time the Wizards continued to own his rights.

Last season Satoransky averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 assists for Barcelona in the Spanish ACB League. He also averaged nine points and 4.2 assists in 29 games in EuroLeague play.

“We are very pleased to be able to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years,” team President Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. “He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions, giving us more depth and versatility in the back court.”

After being drafted by the Wizards, the Prague native played two seasons for Sevilla in Spain (2012-14) and three seasons (2009-12) for Qalat Cajasol Sevilla and Cajasol Sevilla.

The move comes on the heels of several Wizards free agent signings in recent weeks, including front-court additions Ian Mahinmi, Andrew Nicholson and Jason Smith.