Spurs Select Joseph And Hanga In 2011 NBA Draft

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SAN ANTONIO (June 23, 2011) - The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they selected Cory Joseph with the 29th overall pick and Adam Hanga with the 59th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Joseph, an early entry candidate in this year’s draft, played his lone collegiate season last year at the University of Texas. He was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Joseph, a 6-3 guard, averaged 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.4 minutes while shooting .422 (136-322) from the field, .413 (52-126) from three-point range and .699 (51-73) from the foul line. He scored in double figures 21 times, including a season-high 21 points and the game-winner at North Carolina on Dec. 18.

The Spurs used the 59th overall pick to select Hanga from Budapest, Hungary. He has spent the past five seasons playing for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehever in the Hungarian NB League. A 6-7 guard/forward, Hanga averaged 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.77 steals in 39 games last season. He shot .484 (262-541) from the field, .370 (87-235) from three-point range and .655 (76-116) from the foul line. Hanga played for the Hungarian National Team in the 2009 European Championship, averaging 3.5 points and 1.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.3 minutes.