A Wisconsin flavor to the NBA Draft: local products selected Thursday night
Badgers superstars Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky got a high-profile start to their NBA careers Thursday night.
Kaminsky was selected 9th overall by the Charlotte Hornets. The Wooden Award Winner was born and raised in suburban Chicago, and now gets to play for Hornets owner Michael Jordan.
Dekker was passed up by the Bucks at #17 because they had a bigger need for a shooter, so Dekker is instead headed to Houston after the Rockets took the Sheboygan native with the 18th overall pick.
Dekker brings the experience of two Final Four appearances from his days at Wisconsin.
Also drafted in the first round was Milwaukee Hamilton High School product Kevon Looney from UCLA. Golden State, the defending NBA champions, took Looney with the 30th overall pick. Menomonee Falls native J.P. Tokoto had to wait until the draft was nearly over before the Philadelphia 76ers took him with the 58th overall pick.