The Milwaukee Bucks selected Michigan’s D.J. Wilson with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft Thursday night.
It was the first pick made by new Bucks General Manager Jon Horst, who was promoted from Director of Basketball Operations six days ago.
Wilson averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Wolverines last year, along with a team-high 57 blocks. Wilson came on strong late in the season helping power Michigan to the Big Ten Tournament Championship and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
In the second round, the Bucks took South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell with the 48th overall selection, but according to multiple reports he will be dealt to the Clippers.
Several sources are also reporting the Bucks acquired SMU SG Sterling Brown from the 76ers. Brown was a 45% career 3-point shooter in college.
Horst couldn’t confirm any of the news Friday night, due to them being “pending transactions.”