Social media reacts to Tari Eason’s selection by the Houston Rockets

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LSU’s 2021-22 season ended in a disappointing fashion with the dismissal of coach Will Wade and a first-round exit in upset fashion in the NCAA Tournament. However, it was a good night on Thursday as Tari Eason became the second first-round NBA draft pick from LSU in as many seasons when he was picked at No. 17 by the Houston Rockets.

Eason, a sophomore who transferred in from Cincinnati, was named the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year this season and was a semifinalist for the national Defensive Player of the Year Award. With his selection, he became the highest-drafted LSU basketball player since Ben Simmons went No. 1 in 2016.

Eason’s selection already made it an exciting night for Tigers fans, even with players like Darius Days and Shareef O'Neal still awaiting their draft fates. In the meantime, here’s how social media reacted to Eason’s selection.

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