Stanford's Huestis drafted by Thunder with 29th pick

Stanford's Huestis drafted by Thunder with 29th pick
June 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
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During his four seasons at Stanford, Josh Huestis averaged 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. (USATSI)

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder took Stanford's Josh Huestis with the 29th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game as a senior last season and helped the Cardinal reach the Sweet 16. He was named to the Pac-12 Defensive Team both his junior and senior years.

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Huestis could help fill a significant void in Oklahoma City. Starting shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha is an unrestricted free agent, and Huestis fits what the Thunder want from that position - a lockdown defender who can knock down open threes.

The Thunder took Michigan forward Mitch McGary with the 21st overall pick. McGary, at 6-foot-10 and 255-pounds, averaged 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds last season.