The Golden State Warriors selected Michigan sophomore guard Jordan Poole with the 28th pick in the 2019 NBA draft this evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Poole was the 10th Wolverine under John Beilein to be drafted in the NBA. The last Michigan player selected in the NBA Draft was Moritz Wagner by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
Poole averaged 12.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a sophomore. He will always be remembered for the game-winning 3-point shot that he made against Houston in the 2018 NCAA Tournament that sparked a run to the National Championship Game.
According to the 2019-20 NBA rookie salary scale, Poole is projected to earn $1.4 million next season.
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Everyone must apologize to Jordan.
Really happy for JP. Awesome to be a first rounder and have a chance at immediate playing time.
I’m glad it worked out for Jordan. I don’t think the criticism of his current game was unfair and it had me convinced he was at best a late 2nd round pick. 1st round and guaranteed money… the bet on himself paid off!
Totally awesome, now he really will be standing in the corner making big money! I think this is a great fit for JP. Catch and shoot for a living, first round coin! I was wrong, he was right! Good for him!