Former Creighton center Justin Patton was picked in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft.
Patton was selected 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls but will be sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a trade. The Bulls will also send Jimmy Butler to Minnesota as part of the deal.
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The Omaha North alum was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year this past season. Patton becomes the first former Creighton player drafted since Doug McDermott went 11th overall in 2014.
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Earlier this week, the seven footer discussed preparing for his pro career.
Patton is the 28th former Bluejay to be taken in the NBA Draft. Patton was second in the nation in field goal percentage in 2016-17 (67.6%).
The 20 year old becomes the fourth Bluejay ever to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.