OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Brandon Bass signed with the New Orleans Hornets on Friday after being drafted in the second round out of LSU.

Bass was the 33rd overall pick by the Hornets, who will play 35 home games in Oklahoma City this season because of hurricane damage in New Orleans.

He was the Southeastern Conference player of the year last season as a sophomore. Bass was second in the SEC in rebounding (9.1) and third in scoring (17.3).