The Portland Trail Blazers selected guard Anfernee Simons in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday.
Simons is 6 feet 3 inches tall and plays shooting guard. He is 19 years old and previously attended the IMG Academy.
NBA.com states he was a consensus top-10 recruit out of high school, but he opted against college offers to make the jump to the pros.
He is eligible for the draft because he is a year removed from his high school graduation.
The Trail Blazers finished in first place in the Northwest Division with a record of 49-33 last year and earned the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but the Blazers were swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in four games.
Earlier in the draft, the Washington Wizards selected Troy Brown from the University of Oregon with the 15th overall pick.
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