MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) - The Milwaukee Bucks introduced First Round draft pick D.J. Wilson on Monday.
Wilson, a 6-foot-10 forward, was selected by the Bucks with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft held Thursday night adding even more length to a lengthy team.
"I think practice will be very competitive," Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd said. "Because everybody is long. But I think that this is great that we can put players in different positions to have success."
The Sacramento-native averaged 11.0 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game as a redshirt sophomore with Michigan in 2016-17. He led the team in blocks with 57 and shot 53.8 percent from the field with a 37.3 percent mark from 3-point range.
"I think my versatility with my height and my size, on both ends of the floor, being able to guard multiple positions, being able to shoot the ball and stretch the floor like I can," Wilson said Monday. "I think that's something that I can do right away and have an impact."
Wilson helped Michigan to a Big Ten Tournament championship and an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in 2017 after averaging a combined 15.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over seven games in both tournaments.
The Bucks Summer League games start Friday, July 7 at 6:30 PM ET against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas, NV.