Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Trail Blazers have signed rookie guard Elliot Williams, who was chosen 22nd overall in this year's NBA Draft.
The 21-year-old Williams compiled averages of 17.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.32 steals in 34 games as a sophomore at Memphis in 2009-10.
The signing came one day after the Blazers inked forward Luke Babbitt, the 16th overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. Babbitt was selected by Minnesota, but was then traded on draft night, along with forward Ryan Gomes, to the Blazers for swingman Martell Webster. Gomes was later waived by the Blazers.