Rockets sign draft pick Parsons

The Houston Rockets have signed second-round pick Chandler

Parsons.

Parsons’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, said in a phone interview

Saturday that Parsons signed a four-year deal worth $3.7

million.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pound Parsons was the 38th overall pick in the

summer. He sat out the first week of training camp before his

contract was signed, but he was expected to be in uniform for

Saturday’s preseason opener against San Antonio.

Parsons led Florida in rebounds and assists and was selected the

Southeastern Conference’s top player last season.