Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards selected Oregon swingman Troy Brown Jr. with the No. 15 pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-7 Brown provides the Wizards with needed wing depth, a versatile defender and a potential playmaker for their second unit. He averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his lone season with the Ducks.

One season after falling a game shy of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, the Wizards finished 43-39, entered the playoffs as the eighth seed and lost in the first round to Toronto in six games.

Washington made a first-round selection and a draft choice in any round for the first time since 2015. That year, the Wizards drafted Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant 19th overall before shipping him to Atlanta for forward Kelly Oubre Jr., the No. 15 selection. Washington also tabbed forward Aaron White in the second round.

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