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Badgers in the NBA: Forward Marcus Landry signs with Milwaukee Bucks

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The former Wisconsin standout will have a chance to compete for a roster spot this fall with his hometown Bucks.

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Marcus Landry now has the opportunity to play for his hometown team.

The Milwaukee native and former Wisconsin Badgers forward signed a deal to play for the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Landry played in 49 games for Spanish team CAI Zaragoza during the 2014-15 season, averaging 10 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He's also played overseas in China, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, as well as in the NBA for the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.

Landry is now among nine fellow players listed as forwards on the Bucks' roster, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, and newly signed free agents Greg Monroe and Chris Copeland.

Here's the official press release from the Bucks:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: (414) 489-2120
Bucks Press Office

BUCKS SIGN MARCUS LANDRY

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Marcus Landry, General Manager John Hammond announced today.

Landry, 29, was undrafted after a four-year collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. A Milwaukee native, Landry has played professionally in the NBA, the NBA D-League and internationally since wearing the Badgers uniform from 2005-09.

Last season, Landry played 49 games for CAI Zaragoza in Spain where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He played parts of the 2013-14 and 2011-12 seasons in Spain, as well as stints internationally in Puerto Rico, China and Venezuela.

Landry began his professional career with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in 2009. He also played for the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns in the D-League. He was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star game and won the Three-Point Shootout.