The Milwaukee Bucks have selected South Sudanese born and Australian native power forward Thon Maker with the tenth overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft this evening.
Maker played in 2015-16 for Athlete Institute in Canada. The 7-foot, 216-pound forward has a 7-foot-3-inch wingspan.
The 19-year-old has faced skepticism questioning his real age after escaping the Sudan at age six. He has played for the Athlete Institute since he was 17.
With their first of two second round picks at #36 overall, the Bucks selected Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon. In his senior season with Virginia, Brogdon averaged 18.2 points per game, shot just shy of 90% from the foul line, and was 39.2% efficient from three-point range.
Rather than use their 38th overall selection, the Bucks traded the pick, UNLV guard Pat McCaw, to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for $2.4 million in cash.
Golden State paid $2.4M to Milwaukee for the No. 38, source tells @TheVertical
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