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NBA Draft: Thunder Take Three, Cowboy Duo Picked

Update: 1:20 a.m. – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced they have  acquired former Xavier guard Semaj Christon, the 55th overall pick, from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for cash.

Last year, Christon became just the second Xavier player to score 1,000 or more points in their sophomore season.

Thunder General Manager Sam Presti met with the media after the draft concluded, but was not able to comment on Christon because the deal wasn’t finalized at the time.

Here is Presti talking about the Thunder’s first two selections in the first round, Mitch McGary and Josh Huestis:

Update: 9:40 – The Oklahoma City Thunder took Stanford forward Josh Heustis with the 19th pick.

Heustis was a two time all-defensive PAC-12 selection.

Update: 8:51 p.m. – With the 21st pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select Mitch McGary from the University of Michigan.

McGary played in just eight games last year due to a back injury.

 

 

 

Update: Former Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was taken 6th overall by the Boston Celtics.

Smart is the highest drafted Cowboy since Bryant Reeves in 1995.

 

Former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins is the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jabari Parker of Duke University was taken 2nd overall to the Milwaukee Bucks.  Parker won the Wayman Tisdale award from Oklahoma City.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma will have several connections in the 2014 NBA draft by the end of Thursday night.

The first player with Oklahoma ties projected to go off the board is former Oklahoma State Cowboy Marcus Smart.

Smart has worked out for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics and several experts have the former Poke being selected by one of the two NBA powers.

Boston owns the sixth overall pick and the Lakers have the following pick.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have two selections in the 2014 draft, both come in the first round.

The Thunder own the 21st and 29th picks. d1

With the 21st pick, experts have the Thunder possibly taking:

  • Tyler Ennis, a point guard from Syracuse
  • T.J. Warren, a former North Carolina State forward
  • P.J. Hairston, a NBA D-League player
  • Zach Lavine, an UCLA shooting guard
  • Jordan Adams, a UCLA shooting guard

With the 29th pick, experts have the Thunder possibly taking:

  • Damien Inglis, a small forward from French Guiana d3
  • Clint Capela, a big man from Switzerland
  • Jusuf Nurkic, a Bosnian center
  • Jodan Clarskon, a former Mizzou point guard
  • K.J. McDaniels, a former Clemson forward.

 

Former OSU guard Markel Brown is a projected second round pick. d2

Brown has been projected to go as high as the 36th overall pick to the Milwaukee Bucks and as low as the second to the last pick to the Toronto Raptors.

Stay tuned to KFOR.com to hear from Thunder general manager Sam Presti on Oklahoma City’s picks after the draft.