With the ninth-overall pick, Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets drafted forward Frank Kaminsky. Though passed by the hometown Milwaukee Bucks at No. 17, forward Sam Dekker heard his name called by NBA commissioner at No. 18, when he was selected by the Houston Rockets.
Both players will have the chances to shine on their respective teams, and many current and former Badgers celebrated the selections and congratulated both players.
Nigel Hayes (@NIGEL_HAYES) June 26, 2015
Yessir!!! Who woulda thought two years ago this goofy 7 footer would be NPOY and a lottery pick.… https://t.co/8YLvOeN0ZC— Josh Gasser (@JPGasser21) June 26, 2015
Congrats to @dekker on going to the Rockets! Badgers are taking over Houston— Duje Dukan (@DDukan13) June 26, 2015
Bronson Koenig (@BronsonK_24) June 26, 2015
Hit em with those Tanks Franky! @FSKPart3— Zak Showalter (@ZShowbball333) June 26, 2015
James White (@SweetFeet_White) June 26, 2015
So is Frank Charlottes new star? Couldn't tell you who else was on that team...— Joe Schobert (@JoeTheShow58) June 26, 2015
A bit later, the love came for Dekker going to the Rockets:
My Brotha!!! Let's gooooooo— Zak Showalter (@ZShowbball333) June 26, 2015
Houston Rockets? Favorite Team now! Congrats to my boy @dekker— Reggie Love Jr. (@ReggieLove11) June 26, 2015
Hey hey, Sam to Houston! He should have a good professional role model who also is from Wisconsin down there #Badgers— Joe Schobert (@JoeTheShow58) June 26, 2015
Congrats @dekker !— James White (@SweetFeet_White) June 26, 2015