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Memphis Grizzlies sign Christian Vital

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team signed guard Christian Vital. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition, the Grizzlies waived guard Zhaire Smith (zhi-EAR).

Vital (6-2, 187) was named to the 2019-20 All-American Athletic Conference First Team after starting all 31 games and averaging 16.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.52 steals in 32.2 minutes as a senior at the University of Connecticut. He led the AAC in steals per game, total steals (78) and free throw percentage (.899) while ranking second in 3-point field goals made (66).