After making a draft night trade earlier in the evening, Jon Horst selected Sandro Mamukelashvili for the Milwaukee Bucks with the 54th selection in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Sources: Bucks at No. 54: Sandro Mamukelashvili.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2021
Horst opted for future assets over trying to snag any prospect who fell out of the first round and to then at pick 31. Instead, with his first of two bites at the apple he went for the 6’11” forward who spent four years at Seton Hall.
I can honestly admit that I’ve never heard of this guy, but Horst obviously has, and I suppose that matters more. He averaged 17 points, seven boards and a couple dimes in his senior season, which was by far his best. He shot 33.9% overall from deep throughout his career, so he’s not necessarily any sort of stretch threat at the next level. He was ranked 57th on The Ringer’s big board.
Career high seven assists last night for Sandro Mamukelashvili, who's playing some point-center for Seton Hall. Highlight reel of offensive versatility vs. Marquette: pic.twitter.com/nLjsJyE813— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) December 18, 2020
For now, the most important thing to remember is this: the Milwaukee Bucks are still NBA Champions. I’ll never get tired of saying that.