The Milwaukee Bucks have selected former Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon 36th overall in the second round of the NBA Draft.
Brogdon was a two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earned ACC Player of the Year honor this past season as a senior. A career 13-point per game scorer, Brogdon makes most of his damage on the defensive end, as he will contribute as much needed lockdown defender for the Bucks off the bench. He can also shoot the three-ball, and may play crunch time minutes by the end of his rookie season.
His DraftExpress profile reads:
“There’s not a ton of flash to Brogdon’s game – he’s not an explosive athlete and he doesn’t have the most beautiful shooting stroke – but he’s been a winner at every level (his team won by 40 points on Thursday) and most certainly stood out as the most NBA-ready player to play 5-on-5. At 6′ 5.5” with a 6′ 10.5” wingspan and a strong 223-pound frame, Brogdon found some success playing on the ball on Thursday, especially out of ball screens.”
Brogdon told me in Chicago that J Kidd told him he would be a perfect fit in Milwaukee. Malcolm will be a team leader due to character.
— Jim Paschke (@Paschketball) June 24, 2016
Brogdon will fit in right away with the rest of the Young Bucks. At 23 years of age, he comes in older than six of the players on the Bucks’ current roster.
In addition to Brogdon, Milwaukee also selected UNLV shooting guard Patrick McCaw two spots later. McCaw was traded shortly after to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for cash.
Golden State paid $2.4M to Milwaukee for the No. 38, source tells @TheVertical
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 24, 2016
Brogdon will join first round draft pick Thon Maker as the Bucks’ rookies next season.