Rockets’ draft selections travel to Houston on Friday
HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Rockets got some front court help in the 2015 NBA Draft.
With the 18th pick overall, the Rockets selected small forward Sam Dekker (6-9, 219 lbs) from Wisconsin. Dekker is considered an exceptional shooter who helped the Badgers upset Kentucky to reach the NCAA title game. He was a second-team All-Big 10 selection and a finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.
“He’s a basketball junkie. He’s a gym rat. He likes to work. He has a high basketball IQ. Those are all things we value greatly,” said Chris Finch, a Rockets assistant coach.
With their 32nd pick, the Rockets nabbed Montrezl Harrell (6-8, 253 lbs). The Louisville forward finished second in the ACC in rebounds last season. He was also an all-ACC second team selection.
Dekker and Harrell get a formal introduction in Houston Friday afternoon. Be sure to tune in to NewsFix at 9 p.m. to see what the new Rockets have to say about joining the team.