Chicago Bulls

Fan favorite Scalabrine comes back to Bulls

One of the Bulls’ most popular bench players will be back for another season.

The Bulls re-signed veteran forward Brian Scalabrine on Monday, expanding the team’s roster to 12 players with less than two weeks remaining before the regular season opener. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Scalabrine, 33, averaged 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds a game in 18 appearances for the Bulls last season. He has averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 492 career games with the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and the Bulls.

Scalabrine played in Italy during the NBA lockout.

– Tom Musick

Boston College’s Kuechly wins Nagurski Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top college defensive player.

Kuechly received the award at a banquet Monday night.

The other finalists were LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne, Alabama defensive back Mark Barron, Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus and Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still.

The 6-foot-3, 237-pound Kuechly led the nation in total tackles with 191 and solo tackles with 102 and was the only unanimous selection to the all-ACC first-team defense this season.

He was a finalist for the Nagurski Award.

– Staff, wire reports

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