DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have chosen Kenneth Faried with
the 22nd pick of the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Faried averaged 17.3 points and 14.5
rebounds for Morehead State. He led the Eagles to the NCAA
tournament in 2009 and 2011.
Faried was high on the Nuggets' wish list after he worked out
with the team June 8. The Nuggets like his physical play and his
rebounding ability underneath.
This was the first time the Nuggets drafted a player in the
first round since 2005, when they picked Julius Hodge at 20 and
Jarrett Jack at 22.
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