Hornets sign rookie McDaniels to multiyear deal

Former San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels was drafted by the Hornets in the second round.

The Charlotte Hornets have signed rookie power forward Jalen McDaniels to a partially guaranteed multiyear contract, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

McDaniels is 6-foot-10 and averaged 15.9 points and 8.3 rebounds for San Diego State as a sophomore last season. The Hornets selected him in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2019 draft.

He initially signed a two-way contract with the club before agreeing to the latest pact.

McDaniels is the cousin of former NBA player and current Michigan coach Juwan Howard.