Bruno Caboclo signs rookie contract with Raptors

The Toronto Raptors confirmed Wednesday that they have signed first-round draft pick Bruno Caboclo to a rookie contract that commits him to the team through 2015-16.

Toronto selected Brazilian prospect 20th overall in NBA draft

Raptors rookie prospect Bruno Caboclo listens to reporters' questions following a workout at Air Canada Centre on June 28. (Lori Ewing/Canadian Press)

The Toronto Raptors signed first-round draft pick Bruno Caboclo to a rookie contract on Wednesday.

Caboclo, an 18-year-old Brazilian forward, is under contract through the 2015-16 season, with two team option years to follow.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Raptors selected Caboclo with the 20th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Caboclo was named the most valuable player at the 2013 Basketball Without Borders Americas.

He played in 16 games this past season with Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he contributed 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds.

In three Liga Americas games, he averaged 8.0 points, shooting 71.4 per cent from the field and 66.7 per cent from three-point range.

Caboclo and the Raptors open their preliminary round at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on Friday versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

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