it's official: jeremy lin signs with the golden state warriors

I know I posted this news last night, but now that his signature's on the dotted line, it's official. Jeremy Lin has signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors: Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Jeremy Lin.

The above photo, posted on the Warriors' Twitter feed, shows him doing the deed. Here's also a brief interview with Jeremy after the signing:

Here's the full press release from the Warriors website:
Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Jeremy Lin Palo Alto Native Was First Team All-Ivy League Selection In 2009-10 The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Jeremy Lin to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Lin, 21, recently completed a four-year stint at Harvard, where he averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 115 career outings. The 6’3” guard became the first player in Ivy League history to record at least 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals. He was an All-Ivy League First Team selection this past season (2009-10), when he averaged 16.4 points, 4.5 assists, 4.4 rebounds and shot 51.9% from the floor in 29 games. A native of Palo Alto, Lin’s senior season at Harvard was highlighted by a 30-point, 9-rebound and 3-assist performance against #13 ranked Connecticut. After not being selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, Lin played for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas earlier this month. He averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes in five outings with the Mavericks, shooting a team-leading 54.5% from the floor. As the captain of the Palo Alto High School basketball team as a senior in 2006, Lin guided the Vikings to the State Championship with a victory over Mater Dei at ARCO Arena in Sacramento.

Over the last decade, I've seen some crazy, amazing and terrible things while running this blog. Today is a good day. I don't know Jeremy Lin, but he just seems like a hard-working, humble guy with a good head on his shoulders. And now he gets to play with the hometown team. It's a dream come true -- not just for him, but for Asian American basketball fans everywhere. More here: Jeremy Lin representing the Ivy League well. And here: The Bay Area Will Go Crazy Over Jeremy Lin.

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