The 2017 G-League Draft has ended and the Salt Lake City Stars left with 3 players and the rights to a 4th.
The Salt Lake City Stars had the 2nd overall pick in the draft but chose to trade it for the rights to the Reno Bighorns’ Isaiah Cousins. Cousins averaged 17 ppg, 6 rpg, and 4 apg last season with the Reno Bighorns. He struggled shooting the long ball as he only averaged 29.1% from 3. Prior to Reno he played for the Oklahoma Sooners averaging 12 ppg, 4 rpg, and 4 apg.
With the 28th pick in the draft, the Stars took center Sidy Djitte, who played for Clemson for 4 years. He averaged 3.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg. His senior year he showed out and had the best offensive rebounding percentage in the NCAA so there might be something to work with there.
With the 33rd pick in the draft, the Stars then took forward Alonzo Nelson-Ododa. He played for University of Richmond then as a graduate student played for Pitt for his college years, but has been brushing up on his Spanish as he played for Tijuana in Mexico. He put up 15 ppg and 8 rpg while with Tijuana, but it’s a Mexican basketball league.
Finally with their last pick, the Stars selected someone who played for the University of my homestate, Nahshon George of the University of Idaho. George played two years at a community college before transferring to the U of I. At Idaho he averaged 3 ppg and 3 rpg.