Early Friday morning, Shams Charania of RealGM.com reported that VCU’s Treveon Graham, whom went undrafted Thursday, will also be joining the Spurs’ Summer League team. Graham, 21, is a 6’6″ shooting guard, who averaged 16.2 points, shot 38.1% from 3-point range, grabbed 7.1 rebounds, and dished 1.6 assists in 29.4 minutes per game, during his senior season at VCU.
With the 19th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant. The Wizards subsequently traded Grant to the New York Knicks as a part of a three-team deal with the Atlanta Hawks. he 6’5 lead guard averaged 16.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the field, while dishing out 6.6 assists for the Fighting Irish as a senior.
Son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, Jerian’s greatest attribute may be his court-vision and willingness to find the open man. The Knicks ranked just 19th in assists per game in 2014-15, and Grant’s playmaking ability should really come in handy.
The Mavericks selected Justin Anderson with the 21st pick in the NBA Draft.
Anderson averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds as a junior with Virginia last season, connecting on 45.2 percent of his three-pointers.
At 6′ 6″, 227 pounds with nearly a 7′ wingspan, Anderson is considered one of the best defensive prospects in the draft. He has the versatility to defend both the shooting guard and small forward positions.
The Celtics went with the combo guard from William and Mary with their 45th pick.
Thornton is an undersized guard but he is quick and relies on his speed and agility to get by. Thornton is an excellent shooter as well.
Thornton is his school's career leading scorer and was seen as a leader and positive player in the locker room. Jay Bilas said "he's got quickness and he is very good with the ball."
Marcus Becomes First Player Drafted from Bishop McNamara in School History. His former coach, Marty Keithline, added, “Marcus was a special talent during his time at Bishop McNamara as well as when he went to play in college. It’s no surprise to me that he was drafted so early on in the night, but I’ve known him for years. Couldn’t be happier for him.” Marcus, while at Bishop McNamara playing for Coach Marty Keithline, received the following accolades as a senior: • Named the Gatorade Maryland State Player of the Year • Selected as the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) and PG Gazette County Player of the year • Averaged 23.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals per game • First-Team All-WCAC, Washington Post AllMet, and All-Prince George’s County • Scored a career high 43 points in the Alhambra Invitational • Finished his career with 1,254 points, second in school history • School records in career points per game (19.9), 3-point field goal percentage (43), and 3-pointers made (161) While at William and Mary, Marcus received the following accolades: • All-time leading scorer (2,178 points) • School record holder in 3-pointers made (325), games played (127), 3-pointers made per game (2.56), minutes played (4,328), and minutes played per game (34.1) • Seventh all-time in scoring and fourth in 3-pointers made for CAA • First three-time first team NABC All-District Pick in School History • One of two W&M players to be a 3x All-CAA selection and one of only two to be a 2x First Team All-CAA pick • One of five players in W&M history with 1000 career points and 300 career assists • Scored in double figures in 110/127 games played, with 20+ points on 45 occasions Bishop McNamara, located in Forestville, Md., competes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and sponsors19 Varsity/Junior Varsity athletic teams.