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Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams played in seven Summer League games with the Los Angeles Lakers before signing a contract with the team. 

Ex-Gonzaga men's basketball forward Johnathan Williams has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced in a news release on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 big man spent three seasons (one redshirt campaign) with the Zags and made two All-West Coast Conference teams during his time in Spokane. 

After going unselected in last month's draft, Williams inked a partially guaranteed contract with the Lakers for Summer League. In seven games with the club, he averaged 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and a team-high 0.7 blocks, playing 24.6 minutes a night. 

The specifics of the deal have not been revealed but Williams will be one of 20 players headed to training camp before the roster is whittled down to 15.

Jackson Frank is the Senior Sports Editor. Follow him on Twitter: @jackfrank_jjf. 

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