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Last updated on Friday, June 27, 2008
(NEW YORK, NY) - The Indiana Pacers took Arizona guard Jerryd Bayless with the eleventh pick in last night’s NBA Draft, but Bayless’ tenure with the Pacers looks to be a brief one.
The Pacers and the Portland Trail Blazers are involved in a proposed trade that would send Bayless' draft rights and forward Ike Diogu to Portland for guard Jarrett Jack, former Carmel High School star Josh McRoberts and the draft rights to Kansas guard Brandon Rush.
The Toronto Raptors took Georgetown center Roy Hibbert with the 17th pick. That pick reportedly will go to the Pacers as part of the Jermaine O'Neal - TJ Ford deal which cannot be finalized before next week.
With the 41st pick, the Pacers took Australian big man Nathan Jawai. Jawai reportedly will be sent to Toronto as part of the Jermaine O'Neal deal.
Hoosier Players Picked Up In Draft
Four players with Indiana ties were selected in the first round of last night's draft. Former Indiana University guard Eric Gordon was taken by the Los Angeles Clippers with the seventh pick.
Western Kentucky guard Courtney Lee, an Indianapolis native, is headed to Orlando with the 25th pick.
IUPUI guard George Hill became the third Indianapolis native to go in the first round when the Summit League Player of the Year was taken by the San Antonio Spurs at number 26
IU center DJ White was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 29th pick of the first round but was later sent to Seattle for a pair of second-round choices.
Former IU and Georgetown forward Patrick Ewing Junior was taken by Sacramento in round two at number 43.
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