The Philadelphia 76ers announced acquired the draft rights to forward Arsalan Kazemi, the team announced Friday.
Kazemi, the first Iranian-born player to compete at the NCAA Division I level, was taken No. 54 overall after the Sixers traded to get the pick.
Kazemi averaged 9.4 points, a team-high 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 59.5 percent from the floor in 35 games with Oregon last season. He was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and was the first Oregon player ever to be named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team.
Kazemi played three seasons at Rice before transferring to Oregon his senior season. In his collegiate career, Kazemi made 225 steals.
Philadelphia made a series of trades involving draft picks. It sent the 35th pick to the Washington Wizards for the 38th and 54th overall picks, where Kazemi was selected.
The Sixers then sent the 38th pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 43rd pick and the Houston Rockets' 2014 second round pick.
Then, the Sixers traded the 43rd pick to the Dallas Mavericks for the Brooklyn Nets' 2014 second round pick.
Hamed Haddadi, now with the Phoenix Suns, was the first Iranian to play in the NBA as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008.