Former Syracuse Orange McCullough Drafted Overall 29th by Brooklyn
Chris McCullough is selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA DraftAlthough his season ended prematurely for the Syracuse Orange, Chris McCullough still accomplished his life goal of getting drafted into the NBA. McCullough was selected 29th overall by the Brooklyn Nets. A highly touted high school prospect, McCullough forged his final three season of eligibility to enter this year's draft despite an injury suffered during the season. McCullough suffered a torn ACL on January 11th ending his 2014-2015 season. McCullough stands 6'9 and has a 7 foot 3 1/4 wingspan. In his 16 games for the Orange, McCullough averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. ESPN's Jay Bilas offered this evaluation on McCoulough
He's got ability. I tend to think that coming out is kind of a mixed bag, and they're going to rightly feel like we don't know. And you have others that say, no, what we saw, if his knee is round, he's got some potential and some area to improve. A late first round pick or an early second‑round pick, let him mature; stick him in the D‑League for a while, all that kind of thing could be really beneficial down the road.
McCollough will be teamed with Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams in his new city for the 2015-2016 season.