Five Players from Michigan or Michigan State Selected in NBA Draft
Michigan and Michigan State players eligible for the NBA draft did well on Thursday night.
Five of them were selected, including four in the first 21 picks.
First to go was Michigan’s Nik Stauskas. He went to the Sacramento Kings with the 8th pick of the draft.
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne went to the Atlanta Hawks at number 15.
The Chicago Bulls took former Michigan State player Gary Harris 19th.
Michigan’s Mitch McGary was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st pick of the NBA draft.
Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III was taken in the second round of the draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 40th overall pick.
The state of Michigan was also represented by University of Kentucky player James Young. Young played high school basketball in Troy and Rochester. He was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick.
The Detroit Pistons selected Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie in the second round with the 38th pick of the draft. It was there only pick of the night due to a prior trade.