FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas guard Jannero Pargo inked a one-year contract with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Pargo ended the 2012-13 season with the Bobcats and averaged 8.4 points over 18 games.
Pargo, who will enter his 10th season in the NBA and 11th as a professional, is one of four Razorbacks currently on an NBA roster.
Pargo has been in the NBA since the summer of 2002, following a successful two years under head coach Nolan Richardson. Over 60 games as a Razorback, Pargo averaged 14.4 points and was a two-time All-SEC third team selection by both the league coaches and the Associated Press. As a senior in 2001-02, Pargo led the SEC in three-pointers per game (3.28), ranked second in three-point percentage (.432) and fifth in scoring (16.6). He reached the 30-point plateau five times in 2001-02, becoming the first player since Top Day in 1991 to do so.
A native of Chicago, Pargo’s career began in 2002 when he was signed as a free agent by the Lakers. Through his 461-game NBA career in which he has played for seven different franchies, he is averaging 6.5 points per game.
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