NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Hornets have signed 7-foot center Jeff Foote to a 10-day contract.

The former Cornell standout is in his first NBA season. He also has appeared in 29 regular season games with the Springfield Armor in the NBA D-League this season, starting in 28 games and averaging 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 32.9 minutes.

The 24-year-old Foot was not drafted. At Cornell, he was named Ivy League defensive player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons. He helped lead Cornell to the NCAA regional semifinals his senior season, during which he averaged 12.3 points.