BROOKLYN, NY (WWBT) - Benedictine product Michael Gbinije and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were both selected in Thursday's NBA Draft. Gbinije, a guard at Syracuse, was taken by the Detroit Pistons with the 49th overall pick, while the Cavaliers' Brogdon went 36th to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Gbinije heads to Detroit after a career senior season. He was fifth in the ACC with 17.5 points per game, and also led Syracuse in assists, steals, and minutes, leading the league in steals per game. Gbinije played three seasons with the Orange, after transferring from Duke.
Brogdon becomes the fourth Cavalier drafted in the Tony Bennett era, and fourth to be drafted in the last five years. He was a first team All-American and the 2016 ACC Co-Player of the Year. Brogdon's 18.2 points per game were good enough for fourth in the ACC.
Local players expected to join NBA Summer League teams include VCU's Melvin Johnson, Richmond's Terry Allen, and Virginia's Anthony Gill.