Former Ducks Bell, Dorsey, and Brooks selected in 2017 NBA Draft
EUGENE, Ore. – Three former Oregon Ducks basketball players were selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night.
Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks will all head to professional basketball teams.
The Chicago Bulls selected Bell as the eighth pick of the second round. He was No. 38 overall. But then, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors traded for him.
Shortly after, Dorsey was selected as the No. 41 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks.
The Houston Rockets claimed Brooks with their 45th overall selection. He was later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.
According University of Oregon Athletic Communications, Bell is the first Duck to be drafted since Joe Young went to the Indianapolis Pacers in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Bell was also the highest Duck selected since Aaron Brooks was the 26th overall pick in 2007.
After the three Ducks were selected Thursday, Oregon now has 50 all-time NBA Draft picks.
Thirteen other Pac-12 players were selected in the draft Thursday.