Former Connecticut guard Tate George, the 22nd selection in the NBA draft, has reached a tentative agreement with the New Jersey Nets on a five-year contract.

Willis Reed, the Nets' senior vice president of Basketball Operations, said the club and Lon Rosen, George's Los Angeles-based agent, still have to iron out some minor contract details, but the financial package is complete.George averaged 11.5 points for Connecticut last season.

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