North Carolina national champion big men Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks were not selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, but per league sources, both will get their shot at pro careers. TNT reporter David Aldridge, a long-time NBA veteran, reported that Hicks will sign a free agent deal with the Clippers. Yahoo Sports reporter Shams Charania reports that Meeks has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Raptors, citing league sources. Meeks’ tweeted the following Friday morning. Later Friday, North Carolina’s official basketball twitter put out notice that he had signed. Meeks tweeted at 2 a.m. Friday morning, hours after the draft, vowing to remember the draft date, likely as fuel for his not
The Toronto Raptors selected Indiana University forward OG Anunoby (O G Ann-uh-no-bee) with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Anunoby, 6-foot-8, 232 pounds, played two seasons at Indiana (2015-17), averaging 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 17.4 minutes. He totaled 48 steals and 47 blocks in 50 career games (10 starts). Anunoby averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 25.1 minutes this past season. He recorded at least one block or one steal in all 16 of his games played. Anunoby set career highs of 21 points November 27 versus Mississippi Valley State and seven steals January 15 versus Rutgers. He sustained a season-ending injury to his right knee January 18 at Penn State.