NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets took LSU’s Cameron Thomas on Thursday with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft, adding the SEC’s leading scorer to their high-powered roster.
The Nets then added North Carolina center Day’Ron Sharpe after acquiring the rights to the No. 29 pick from Phoenix in a pending trade.
Thomas averaged 23 points last season as a freshman.
Only Pete Maravich, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Bob Pettit ever averaged more in their first seasons at LSU.