The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed guard Walker Russell Jr. from the NBA D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Prior to his signing, Russell Jr. led the D-League with 9.9 assists per game and averaged 16.0 points in 16 games for the Mad Ants this season. He recorded seven points/assists double-doubles and dished out a season-high 19 assists to go with 19 points at the Bakersfield Jam (1/9/12). Russell Jr. has recorded 12-plus assists five times and scored 20-plus points four times this season.