Houstan, Diabate Selected by Magic, Clippers in Second Round of NBA Draft

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Houstan, Diabate Selected by Magic, Clippers in Second Round of NBA Draft

6/23/2022 11:19:00 PM

// Tom Wywrot

Michigan NBA History | Wolverines in Professional Basketball

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — University of Michigan males’s basketball freshman guard Caleb Houstan was chosen by the Orlando Magic within the second spherical (thirty second total) within the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday night time (June 23) held on the Barclays Center. Classmate Moussa Diabate joined Houstan within the second spherical after his second-round choice (forty third total) choice by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Houston, who’s the third first-year Wolverine to go away early for the NBA Draft, turns into the sixty fourth all-time U-M participant drafted into the NBA. He joins No. 1 total choose Paolo Banchero (Duke) in addition to former Wolverines Franz and Moritz Wagner and Ignas Brazdeikis in Orlando.

One of two Wolverines to begin all 34 video games final season, Houstan averaged 10.1 factors, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in his lone season in Ann Arbor. Posting double figures in half of his video games (17), he had back-to-back career-high video games of 21 factors in opposition to Rutgers (Feb. 23) and No. 15 Illinois (Feb. 27).

With 55 p.c of his offense from lengthy vary, Houstan led the Wolverines with 60 three-pointers. He grew to become the primary Michigan freshman to eclipse 50 in a season since Ignas Brazdeikis (56; 2018-19), who is also a local of Mississauga, Ontario. In addition to his scoring, Houstan had 11 video games with 5+ rebounds, grabbing a career-best 10 twice in opposition to Tarleton State (Nov. 24) and at Wisconsin (Feb. 10).

Diabate, U-M’s fourth freshman to enter the NBA Draft, made an impression along with his excessive vitality and highlight-reel dunks. Starting 26 of 32 video games, he posted 9 factors and 6 rebounds per recreation, serving to him to Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors. He highlighted his 13 double-figure video games with a career-best 28 factors at Iowa (Feb. 17), the place he completed 12-for-15 from the sphere and grabbed eight rebounds.

In addition to these eight rebounds in opposition to the Hawkeyes, he recorded 5+ boards in 23 video games, together with a career-best 13 in opposition to Minnesota (Dec. 11) — considered one of his two 10-plus rebound video games. He was second taking pictures on the group in field-goal proportion (.542) and 28 blocks. Combining with Hunter Dickinson‘s 49, the duo accounted for 77 of U-M’s 112 blocks.

The choice of Houstan and Diabate marks the sixteenth time U-M has had a number of gamers chosen throughout the identical draft. The final was in 2021 when Franz Wagner was chosen eight total by the Orlando Magic and Isaiah Livers, who was chosen by his residence state Detroit Pistons with the forty second choose.

Despite going undrafted, graduate guards Eli Brooks and DeVante’ Jones are in search of free agent offers to play within the NBA Summer League, which is able to happen July 7-17 on the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. All 75 video games of the 11-day competitors will air dwell on tv on ESPN networks or NBA TV.

Michigan NBA Draft Notes

• Michigan has 65 NBA Draft choices; with 14 picks since 2011 (9 first-round, six second-round)

• Michigan has 29 first-round choices — final: Franz Wagner; Orlando Magic (No. 8 total, 2021)

• Michigan has 13 second-round choices — final: Isaiah Livers; Detroit Pistons (No 42 total, 2021)

• Michigan has two No. 1 total picks — Cazzie Russell (1966) and Chris Webber (1993)

• Michigan has six top-five picks — final: Juwan Howard; No. 5, Washington Wizards (1994)

• Michigan has 18 lottery picks — final: Franz Wagner; Orlando Magic (No. 8 total, 2021)

• Michigan has had a number of Wolverines chosen in the identical draft 16 instances — final: Franz Wagner and Isaiah Livers (2021)


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