Caldwell-Pope signs with Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons have signed draft picks Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell.

The team did not release terms of the deals. The Pistons used the eighth pick in the draft on Caldwell-Pope, a 6-foot-5 guard from Georgia who was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year last season. Caldwell-Pope averaged 18.5 points per game as a sophomore in 2012-13 and shot 37 percent from 3-point range.

Caldwell-Pope was the first Georgia player since Dominique Wilkins in 1981 to sweep the major SEC player of the year awards.

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Just added. Downtown won’t be too crowded. MT @DonnieFetter: Country star Kenny Chesney tonight at Georgia Theatre http://t.co/44YE403szV

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