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Nuggets sign 'Bones' Hyland to rookie contract

Denver selected Nah'Shon "Bones" Hyland out of VCU with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft.

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have put pen to paper with their first-round draft pick.

President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced Thursday that the team has signed Nah'Shon "Bones" Hyland to a multi-year contract. Denver selected Hyland with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft last week.

Hyland, a 6-foot-3 guard, joins the Nuggets after playing two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), playing in 55 games for the Rams.

The 20-year-old will make more than $1.7 million for the 2021-22 season, according to the NBA rookie pay scale.

Hyland was named the Athletic-10 Player of the Year in March, becoming the first VCU player to win the award.

Credit: @nuggets

>>Video above: Nuggets first-round draft pick 'Bones' Hyland excited to be in Denver

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