Pitt's Patterson picked by Bucks in 2nd round, then traded to Hawks
Pitt senior Lamar Patterson was taken by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. He was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
Patterson is the second Pitt player drafted in the last two seasons as Steven Adams was taken by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 12 overall pick last June. Patterson becomes the sixth Pitt player selected in the NBA Draft in the last 10 years, joining Chris Taft (2005), Aaron Gray (2007), Sam Young (2009), DeJuan Blair (2009) and Adams (2013).
Projected to be a fringe draft pick, the 6-foot-5, 226-pound Lancaster native was taken with the 48th overall selection. Patterson averaged 17.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Panthers last season, earning second-team all-ACC and honorable mention All-America honors. He projects to be a shooting guard in the NBA.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Analysis: Misunderstood Chryst served Pitt well
- Time is of essence for Pitt in finding football coach, athletic director
- Assistant at Duke eyes Pitt football job
- Pitt offensive coordinator Rudolph still focused on Panthers
- Chryst returns home, named football coach at Wisconsin
- If Chryst leaves Pitt, list of potential replacements is varied
- Starkey: Pederson had to go at Pitt
- Pederson’s 2nd tenure as Pitt AD comes to abrupt end
- Pitt recruit: Chryst seeking changes, could stay
- Pitt basketball’s fortunes turn on defense