Pacers take Duke F Plumlee in NBA Draft


The Indiana Pacers have selected Duke big man Miles Plumlee with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

Plumlee, a 6-10 power forward from Warsaw, Ind., is known for his athletic ability and rebounding prowess, but is considered a raw offensive player. He averaged 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game as a senior. He shot 61 percent from the field but played only 20.5 minutes per game and started just 16 of 34 contests his final year.

The Pacers later sent cash to Sacramento in exchange for the Kings' selection, Orlando Johnson, a small forward from UC-Santa Barbara, who was picked 36th overall.

Johnson was a three-time All-Big West selection and the all-time leading scorer at UCSB with 1,825 points. He averaged 19.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists last season for the Gauchos.

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