Denver Nuggets Select Emmanuel Mudiay with the Seventh Overall Selection of the 2015 NBA Draft
Nikola Radicevic chosen with the 57th pick in the second round.
DENVER, June 25, 2015 – The Denver Nuggets selected Guard Emmanuel Mudiay with the seventh overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Mudiay, 6-5, 200, was an early entry candidate and spent the 2014-15 season in China playing for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 12 games, he posted averages of 18.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.60 steals in 31.5 minutes per game.
“We couldn’t be happier that Emmanuel was there for us at number seven and we are thrilled to welcome him to Denver as the newest member of the Denver Nuggets” General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said.
Originally from Kinshasa, the capital and largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and also the city that produced former Nuggets great Dikembe Mutombo.
Mudiay attended Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, Texas where he led the team to a 30-6 record as a high school senior in 2014. After his senior season, Mudiay was ranked the number two overall player by Rivals and Scout and number five by ESPN. He was selected to the Parade and USA Today All-American First teams. He was also selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game, the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star game and played alongside Nuggets 2014 second round draft pick (41st overall) Nikola Jokic at the Nike Hoop Summit.
In the second round, (57th overall) the Nuggets selected Guard Nikola Radicevic (RAH-deetch-A-vitch) from Serbia.
“We’ve watched Nikola for some time and we are excited to add another hard-playing prospect to our organization.”
Radicevic, 6-5, 200, appeared in 33 games with Sevilla (Spain) in the ACB league posting averages of 7.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game in 2014-15.
He has been a member of the Serbian U-16, U-17 and U-18 national teams.