NBA 2014 draft
Best moment of the night
DAYTON, OH - MARCH 18: Semaj Christon #0 of the Xavier Musketeers drives against Desmond Lee #5 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the first half during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at University of Dayton Arena on March 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI --- Former Xavier University guard Semaj Christon was selected by the Miami Heat with the 25th pick in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the 55th overall selection.
Christon is the seventh former Musketeer to be selected in the NBA Draft since 2003 National Player of the Year David West was selected with the 18th overall selection in the 2003 first round by New Orleans. Jordan Crawford was the last Musketeer drafted by the NBA, the 27th overall selection in the 2010 first round by New Jersey. West, a two-time NBA All-Star, played for the Indiana Pacers this past season while Crawford played for the Golden State Warriors.
Christon is the ninth former Musketeer to be selected in the second round of the NBA Draft, joining Derrick Brown (2009), Romain Sato (2004), David Young (2004), Lionel Chalmers (2004), Torraye Braggs (1998), Derek Strong (1990), Vic Fleming (1984) and Bob Quick (1968).
Xavier head coach Chris Mack said: "Semaj is excited to become an NBA player. It's been his dream since he started bouncing a basketball."
Update: Christon was traded to Charlotte, then dealt to Oklahoma City
Kentucky: Randle to Lakers with 7th pick, Young goes 17th to Celtics
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Julius Randle (R) of Kentucky shakes hands NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the #7 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: James Young of Kentucky is interviewed after being drafted with the #17 overall pick by the Boston Celtics during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. . (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
IU: Vonleh goes 9th to Charlotte
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Forward Noah Vonleh, who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and third team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media in his lone season at Indiana University, was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft with the ninth pick by the Charlotte Hornets. Vonleh becomes the third player recruited by Tom Crean in the last two years to be selected in the NBA Draft.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Noah Vonleh (R) of Indiana shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the #9 overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Sean Kilpatrick was no drafted Thursday night
TRUST ME.... Everyone and I mean EVERYONE will pay for this!— Sean Kilpatrick (@SeanKilpatrick_) June 27, 2014
CINCINNATI, OH - FEBRUARY 6: Sean Kilpatrick #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Fifth Third Arena on February 6, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati won its 15th straight game, 63-58 over the Huskies. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick becomes second first-team AP all-American not to be drafted. Nova's Scottie Reynolds was the first in 2010.— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) June 27, 2014
You could argue a couple other guys, but for my money, Kilpatrick was the best player in the AAC this season. Flat carried Cincy.— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) June 27, 2014