Oriakhi drafted by Suns; Pressey to Boston
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:43:09 GMT —
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns selected power forward Alex Oriakhi of Missouri in the second round of the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-9 Oriakhi played his first three seasons for Connecticut and was part of the Huskies' 2011 national championship team. He was the 57th player chosen overall.
Oriakhi averaged 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior after transferring from UConn. He averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in three seasons at Connecticut.
He was eligible to play at Missouri without sitting out a season because UConn had been banned from NCAA postseason play for the 2012-13 season.
Former Missouri guard Phil Pressey is headed to Boston after agreeing to a deal with the Celtics on Friday morning. Missouri's career leader in assists and steals was not taken in the draft.