Hornets Acquire Draft Rights To No. 40 Pick Bryce McGowens From Minnesota Timberwolves

Charlotte Sends Draft Rights To Josh Minott (No. 45), Future Second-Round Draft Pick To Minnesota

June 24, 2022 – The Charlotte Hornets announced that the team has acquired the draft rights to Bryce McGowens, the 40th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the draft rights to Josh Minott (45th overall pick) and the New York Knicks’ 2023 second-round round draft pick.

A native of Pendleton, South Carolina, McGowens averaged 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 33.3 minutes per game as a freshman at Nebraska in in 2021-22, starting all 31 games in which he appeared. The 6-7 guard/forward earned All-Big Ten Third Team honors and was named Big Ten Newcomer of the Year by the media. McGowens led the Cornhuskers in scoring and ranked ninth in the Big Ten, while also ranking third in the conference in free-throw percentage (83.1%).

McGowens, who set Nebraska’s single-season freshman records for total points (522) and free throws made (162), ranked third nationally among freshmen in points per game and led all freshman nationally in free throws made. His average of 17.3 points in Big Ten play was the highest scoring average in conference games by a freshman since D’Angelo Russell in 2014-15. He scored 20 points or more in 11 games and became just the second freshman in program history with multiple 25-point performances, tallying six on the season.

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