Kentucky's Jones signs with Rockets

July 25, 2012 

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Houston Rockets first round draft pick Terrence Jones sports his new Rockets ball cap after a press conference Friday, June 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

PAT SULLIVAN — AP

Former University of Kentucky standout Terrence Jones has signed his rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Jones, the 18th player taken in last month's NBA Draft, will earn about $2.5 million total in his first two seasons, according to the league's rookie salary scale.

Jones made a good first impression on the Rockets, averaging 18.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the recently concluded NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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