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Green drafted by Mavericks

Australian born shooting guard Josh Green has been drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with pick 18 in the 2020 NBA Draft, held on Wednesday night US time.

The 6-foot-6, 86kg shooting guard was selected 18th in the opening round and will earn a guaranteed multi-year NBA contract. He will team up with superstars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the Western Conference.

He's set to earn $US 2,347,300 in his first year, $US 2,464,600 in his second and $US 2,582,000 in the third year of his rookie contract.

Green,20, played much of his senior high school basketball in the US after his family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, when he was 14.

The shooting guard transferred to IMG Academy in 2017 before playing college basketball for the 2019-20 season as a freshman at the University of Arizona. Green averaged 12 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game, shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc.

Highly rated teenage sensation and former Illawarra Hawks player in NBL20 LaMelo Ball went to the Charlotte Hornets with pick 3, Anthony Edwards taken with pick one by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

James Wiseman separated the two taken with the second overall pick, the 19 year old centre off to the Golden State Warriors.

Fellow member of the NBL Next Stars program RJ Hampton was recruited to Denver Nuggets with pick 24 after being traded by the Milwalkee Bucks along with a future first round pick, while Justinian Jessup was taken with pick 51 by Golden State, the 22 year old having been set to play with the Hawks this season in the NBL had his name not been called out.

The NBA season will start on December 22nd, the start of the season delayed by two months due to the previous season running till October because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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