Somogyi Signs Contract With Los Angeles Lakers

Greg Somogyi (Photo by Vince Agapito)
Greg Somogyi (Photo by Vince Agapito)

LOS ANGELES - Former UC Santa Barbara center Greg Somogyi signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday.

Somogyi, who played with the Lakers Summer League team in Las Vegas in August, inked a one-year, non-guaranteed contract and will join the them for training camp in October. 


The 7-foot-3 native of Budapest played four years at UCSB and had career averages of 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game.  He finished his career ranked second in school history with 189 blocked shots.  Somogyi also set a Gaucho record for blocks in a game with eight against Fresno State in 2010.

In addition to Somogyi, James Nunnally signed a contract to play with Kavala BC in the top league in Greece.  Nunnally arrived in Greece on Wednesday to begin his new career.


In June, UCSB star Orlando Johnson was drafted early in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.  The Kings quickly traded his rights to the Indiana Pacers, with whom Johnson signed a three-year contract.  He will report to the Pacers' training camp in October.

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