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The Celtics officially signed second round pick Luke Harangody on Tuesday. They inked him to a two-year deal, with terms of the contract not known.
The Notre Dame product finished fifth all time in Big East history with 1,329 points, and third on the list with 662 rebounds.
“It’s a great feeling to have a little job security, especially guaranteed,” Harangody said. “It helps me sleep easier at night. And to sign the contract is also a great feeling as well.”
Of course, Harangody’s announcement was overshadowed by the news earlier in the day when Shaquille O’Neal was introduced to the media. Near the end of Shaq’s press conference on Tuesday, reporters were told that Harangody would briefly meet with the media too. Shaq responded, “Who’s that?”
“The first couple of times seeing Shaq today, you are a little in awe, a little starstruck,” Harangody said of Shaq. “At the same time, you just have to come to the gym every day. We’re teammates now, no matter who is on the court.”
Harangody is expected to compete for a spot as a backup power forward, but will likely spend much of the year sitting on the bench or playing for the Red Claws in Maine.