Basketball

Raptors ink Roko Ukic to 3-year contract

The Toronto Raptors signed Croatian guard Roko Ukic to a three-year contract on Wednesday.

The Toronto Raptors signed Croatian guard Roko Ukic to a three-year contract on Wednesday.

Ukic, 22, played 19 games for Italy's Lottomatica Virtus Roma last season, averaging 11.5 points, 2.8 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 29.3 minutes a game.

He shot 54.5 per cent from the field.

Ukic turned pro in 2000 and played four seasons with KK Split of the Croatian League before heading to Spain, where he toiled for TAU Ceramica Vitoria and FC Barcelona. 

Ukic was drafted in the second round (41st overall) by Toronto in 2005.

With files from the Canadian Press