Pistons select Marquette F Henry Ellenson in first round
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have selected forward Henry Ellenson of Marquette with the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft.
Ellenson averaged 17 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season as a freshman. He also led the team with 49 blocked shots.
The 6-foot-11 Ellenson set school records for scoring and rebounding for a freshman. Although he is big enough to play around the basket, Ellenson can also run the floor and make jumpers. However, he shot only 29 percent from 3-point range in 2015-16.
Detroit went 44-38 last season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Pistons were swept in the first round by Cleveland.
The Pistons have built around star center Andre Drummond, and Ellenson could add some more scoring punch inside.