Milwaukee Bucks select Jordan Nwora in 2nd round of 2020 NBA Draft

Jordan Nwora #33 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates making a three point shot against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half of the game at KFC YUM! (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks have selected forward Jordan Nwora from Louisville with the 45th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

According to a press release from the Milwaukee Bucks, Nwora was a consensus Third Team All-American and First Team All-ACC selection last season as a junior after averaging 18.0 points (2nd in ACC), 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 44.0% from the field and 40.2% from three. The 6-7, 225-pound forward was also the runner up for ACC Player of the Year last season, a top-five finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and a top-15 finalist for the Wooden Award.

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In three seasons with Louisville, Nwora appeared in 93 games and held career averages of 13.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He was a career 44.5% shooter from the field and ranks seventh in Louisville history in career three-point field goal percentage at 39.4%. Nwora was also named the 2018-19 ACC Most Improved Player after posting averages of 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists as a sophomore.


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