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OKC Thunder Get Four Players In 2013 NBA Draft

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The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Steven Adams with the 12th overall pick, acquired the draft rights to Andre Roberson (originally selected 26th overall by Minnesota), selected Alex Abrines with the 32nd overall pick and acquired the draft rights to Grant Jerrett (originally selected 40th overall by Portland) in the 2013 NBA Draft held this evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

During his lone season at the University of Pittsburgh, Adams (7-0, 250 pounds) appeared in 32 games and registered averages of 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game.

Adams was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team after ranking first all-time in school history for field goal percentage (.571), second in blocked shots (63) and sixth in rebounds (192) for freshman seasons. After being selected by the Thunder, Adams becomes the first player from New Zealand to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.

The Thunder acquired the draft rights to Andre Roberson from the Golden State Warriors (who acquired the pick earlier in the evening from Minnesota) in exchange for the draft rights to Archie Goodwin (selected 29th overall) and cash considerations. In three seasons at the University of Colorado, Roberson (6-7, 210 pounds) saw action in 105 games and posted career averages of 9.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 28.3 minutes per game. After his junior season, Roberson was named the Pac-12 Conference’s Defensive player of the Year while receiving First-Team All-Conference honors.

While at Colorado, Roberson became the first player in school history to lead the team in rebounding, blocked shots and steals for three consecutive seasons. This past season, Roberson ranked second in the nation after averaging 11.2 rebounds per game.

Alex Abrines (6-6, 190 pounds) spent the past season playing for F.C. Barcelona in Spain’s ACB League where he averaged 3.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game. Additionally, Abrines saw action in 13 Euroleague games this past year where he posted averages of 5.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game.

Oklahoma City acquired the draft rights to Grant Jerrett (6-10, 235 pounds) from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations. In one season at the University of Arizona, Jerrett averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 17.8 minutes per game.

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