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LSU hoops duo picked in 2015 NBA Draft

4 years 9 months 1 day ago Friday, June 26 2015 Jun 26, 2015 June 26, 2015 8:57 AM June 26, 2015 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports2
By: Michael Cauble

LSU sophomore Jarell Martin was selected 25th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Just eight picks later Jordan Mickey was tabbed by the Boston Celtics with the third pick of the second round.

Both LSU hoops big men left campus two years early to pursue their professional careers after turning in impressive numbers guiding the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament.

Martin averaged 16.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds while earning first-team All-SEC honors and was an honorable mention All-American selection.

Mickey averaged 15.4 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game and led the nation in block average at 3.64 blocks per game. He also earned first-team All-SEC honors and was named a finalist for national Defensive Player of the Year.

The picks gave the Tigers a second-straight year with at least one player selected in the draft and Martin was LSU's first selection in the first round since Anthony Randolph was taken with the 14th pick of the 2008 draft.

LSU last had two players selected in the draft in 2000 when Stromile Swift was selected in the first round and Jabari Smith was selected in the second round.

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