Basketball

Pacers sign top pick Tyler Hansbrough

The Indiana Pacers have signed Tyler Hansbrough, the former North Carolina star who was the team's top pick in the NBA draft.

The Indiana Pacers have signed Tyler Hansbrough, the former North Carolina star who was the team's top pick in the NBA draft.

The six-foot-nine forward had been playing with the Pacers' summer league team in Orlando, Fla., before his signing was announced Wednesday.

As the 13th overall pick, he's slotted in the NBA's rookie salary scale to receive about $1.5 million US this season and nearly $1.7 million next season, with a $1.8-million option for his third year.

Hansbrough is the Atlantic Coast Conference's career-scoring leader and had 40 points and nine rebounds in his first two summer league games for the Pacers.