Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Pat Connaughton

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: NBA player Pat Connaughton poses for a portrait at NBPA Headquarters on June 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for the NBPA)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Pat Connaughton.

A news release from the team says Connaughton, 25, appeared in all 82 games last season for the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 35.2 percent from three-point range. In his three NBA seasons, all with Portland, Connaughton holds career averages of 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds, connecting on 36.4 percent of his attempts from the three-point arc.

Originally selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Connaughton was traded on draft night to Portland with Mason Plumlee for Steve Blake and the draft rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. He played four seasons at Notre Dame and averaged 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 139 games for the Fighting Irish.