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WATCH: Former Pitt G Bub Carrington Hears Name Called in 2024 NBA Draft

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Former Pitt guard Bub Carrington is drafted

Carlton “Bub” Carrington is the newest Washington Wizard.

The Washington Wizards traded with the Portland Trail Blazers to acquire the 14th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, and Carrington, his family, friends and Pitt teammates were in Brooklyn to hear NBA commissioner Adam Silver officially announce that the Wizards selected Carrington.

It was a highly successful single season for Carrington in Pittsburgh, as he averaged 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, on 41/32/79 shooting splits, and emerged as one of the top true freshmen in college basketball.

Carrington scored in double digits 22 times last season, including four performances of 20 plus points, and he was the only freshman in college basketball who averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 15 freshmen hit that mark since 1992-93, and now 11 of those players became first-round NBA Draft picks.

He only improved his stock with a strong performance at the NBA Combine last month, testing well athletically (36.5-inch vertical and 3.28-second 3/4 court sprint) and from the field — shooting well off the dribble (21-of-30), on spot-up opportunities (20-of-25) and the 3-point star (13-of-25).

Carrington is the first former Pitt Panther to be selected in the NBA Draft since Cameron Johnson (Minnesota Timberwolves, 11th overall) in the 2019 NBA Draft — and the first Panther selected directly out of Pittsburgh since Lamar Patterson (Milwaukee Bucks, 48th overall) in 2014.

He’s the highest-selected Panther since the Oklahoma City Thunder selected Steven Adams with the 12th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Agent Zero
Agent Zero
25 days ago

Love the fact that he had Capel there with him..Not that it’s a novel thing.But recruits and transfers see that.Can’t be anything but a positive for the program

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