Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam
Presti announced Friday that the team now has its two first-round picks in the
recent NBA Draft, center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson, under
The Thunder selected Adams, an athletic 7-footer who spent just one season at
the University of Pittsburgh, with the 12th overall choice the club obtained
from Toronto through Houston as part of last year's trade involving star
shooting guard James Harden. The New Zealand native, who turns 20 on July 28,
set a Panthers season record for field goal percentage (.571) and blocked 63
shots while averaging 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds as a freshman.
Roberson, the 2012-13 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for Colorado, was
taken by Oklahoma City with the No. 26 pick. The 6-foot-7 forward ranked
second nationally with an average of 11.2 rebounds per game this past season
and averaged 9.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over three
years with the Buffaloes.
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