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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - C.M. Russell High School and Stanford graduate Josh Huestis became the first player from Montana in years to be chosen in the NBA draft when the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him Thursday in the first round.
The Thunder took Huestis with the 29th pick.
Huestis told the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/1jn6D6Y ) earlier Thursday he would be watching the two-round, 60-player draft at the Sting Sports Bar in Great Falls.
His stock rose after he helped Stanford advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and set the university’s career blocked shots record at 190. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 11 points and eight rebounds as a senior.
Huestis participated in official pre-draft workouts with 18 of the league’s 30 teams and said they were impressed with his defense and rebounding skills.
“And I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback about the fact I’d be a good teammate,” he said.
Former University of Montana standout Larry Krystkowiak, now the coach of the Utah men’s basketball team, is believed to be the last Montana native chosen in the NBA draft - 28 years ago. The Chicago Bulls took Krystkowiak with the 28th overall pick in 1986.
Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com
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