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Celtics announce signings of Phil Pressey, Vitor Faverani

Posted By Jerry Spar On July 23, 2013 @ 10:21 am In General | 16 Comments

Phil Pressey earned a contract from the Celtics with his solid play in the Orlando Summer League. (AP) [1]

Phil Pressey (left) earned a contract from the Celtics with his solid play in the Orlando Summer League. (AP)

The Celtics on Monday confirmed the signings of guard Phil Pressey and Brazilian center Vitor Faverani.

Pressey, who played at Waltham High School and Cushing Academy when his father, Paul, was a Celtics assistant coach in the mid-2000s, was undrafted out of Missouri but played well for the Celtics’ summer league team in Orlando this month. The 5-foot-11 Pressey averaged 9.4 points, 6.6 assists and 2.0 steals in 23 minutes per game over five games in Orlando. As a senior at Missouri, Pressey averaged 11.9 points, 7.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 33.9 minutes per game over 34 games and was named to the All-SEC first team.

Faverani, a 6-foot-11 center, averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 55 percent in 17 minutes per game over 23 games for Valencia Basket of the Spanish ACB.

The signings puts the Celtics roster at 17. They also are over the salary cap and are expected to move some bodies in order to avoid paying the luxury tax again this season.


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