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Trail Blazers sign first-rounders Collins, Swanigan

FILE - In This April 1, 2017 file photo, Gonzaga's Zach Collins reacts during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina in Glendale, Ariz. The role of the big man has changed in the NBA, and that’s evident in the way teams pick centers and post players entering the draft on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Gonzaga freshman is considered a possible lottery pick entering Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have signed first-round draft picks Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.

Portland dealt the No. 15 and No. 20 picks to Sacramento for Collins, the No. 10 pick. The 7-footer, who played off the bench in his lone season with Gonzaga, averaged 10 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. Gonzaga went 37-2 last season and lost to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament championship game.

He led the West Coast Conference with 69 blocked shots, second-most in Bulldogs' history. The 19-year-old was Gonzaga's first one-and-done player.

Swanigan was the No. 26 pick. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward spent two seasons at Purdue, where he averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

He averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a sophomore, the first player since Tim Duncan in 1996-97 to average at least 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists in a season. He finished the season with 28 double-doubles.

Terms of the deals Monday were not disclosed. Both players will play for the Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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