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Cleveland Cavaliers Sign Undrafted Rookie Center Micheal Eric

A mere days after inking shooting guard C.J. Miles on a two-year deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers went big on Friday afternoon by signing free agent center Micheal Eric to an undisclosed contract.

The 6-foot-11 Eric was a consistent contributor for the Temple Owls over his 101-game collegiate career, and wrapped up his senior season with impressive averages in points (9.0), rebounds (8.8) and blocks (2.1) despite playing around 25 minutes per night.

In five NBA Summer League games with the Cavs, the 24-year-old Nigerian-born product shot 66.7% from the field and grabbed 3.8 rebounds per contest, and obviously did enough to impress Cleveland's coaches and scouts. Though he ended up going undrafted in June's NBA Draft due to an extremely raw skill-set and questionable injury history, Eric is every bit a late bloomer and could develop quite nicely into a serviceable backup with a good deal of patience.

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