He had to sweat it out until the final moments of the draft, but Tennessee points guard Jordan Bone heard his name called on draft night. Bone went 57th overall to the Pelicans, who were picking for the Atlanta Hawks after the two teams agreed to a trade. Shortly after, Bone’s rights were acquired by the Detroit Pistons.
After a whirlwind 10 minutes, Bone will land in Detroit.
Bone had a career year as a junior for Tennessee. After a couple of seasons of averaging seven points per game, the light came on for the Nashville native. Bone was a different guy as a junior, completely transforming into a true floor general.
Bone averaged 13.5 points and 5.8 assists per game last season — a key cog in the Volunteers’ offensive attack. His aggressive style kept defenses on their toes as Bone utilized his elite athleticism to keep the pressure on.
At the NBA Combine, Bone posted the best time in the shuttle, 3⁄4 court sprint and lane agility drills. His 42.5 inch vertical was the icing on the cake.
There’s still another dimension to Bone — hopefully he has plenty of time to find that next level in Detroit.
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