The Brooklyn Nets announced Friday that they have reached an agreement with the 41st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Tyshawn Taylor of Kansas.
As a four-year starter at Kansas, Taylor accumulated 1,580 points, the 14th-most in school history. He was named a 2011-12 AP Third Team All-American as a senior, when he averaged career highs with 16.6 points, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals while helping to lead the Jayhawks to the finals of the NCAA tournament.
The Nets acquired Taylor's rights in exchange for cash during a draft-night trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard is a Hoboken, NJ, native and has expressed excitement that he will be playing professionally so close to his home.
Brooklyn's other two draft picks, Ilkan Karamn of Turkey and Tornike Shengelia of the Republic of Georgia, are expected to remain overseas for at least a year or two.
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