The Los Angeles Clippers selected University of Washington guard C.J. Wilcox with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, held this evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilcox, 23, was a Second-Team All-Pac-12 performer for the second-straight year during his final season at Washington. The 6-foot-5 inch Wilcox averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 games as a senior for the Huskies, hitting 90 3-pointers, leading the Pac-12 in 3-pointers per game (2.8), good for 32nd nationally.
“C.J. is a great shooter, and I value shooting,” said Clippers President and Head Coach Doc Rivers. “I thought he may have been the best shooter in the draft, if not number one, number two.”
Wilcox was the Huskies leader in scoring, minutes played and 3-pointers made in 2013-14. His 18.5 points per game ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and he also finished second in the conference in free throw percentage (.868).
“We got the call a couple of minutes before and started celebrating before my name was even called,” Wilcox said. “It was a really surreal moment, but everybody’s excited and ready to get started.”
A star at Pleasant Grove High School in Utah, Wilcox finished his collegiate career with 301 3-pointers, the most in Washington history, sixth in Pac-12 history and appeared in 131 total NCAA games. In his four seasons at UW, he was one of just three players in Pac-12 history to post 1,800 points, 275 made 3-pointers and 400 rebounds.