Texas A&M Center DeAndre Jordan was taken by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 35th overall pick in the second round of Thursday night's NBA Draft.
Jordan averaged 7.9 points and a team-best 6.0 rebounds for the Aggies last year as a true freshmen. He also led the team in blocked shots (44) and field goal percentage
(.617). Jordan was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and set a league record in November by making 17 consecutive field goals.
Last year, A&M guard Acie law IV was taken with the 11th pick in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks. The last time A&M had players drafted in consecutive years was in the mid-1980s when the draft consisted of 10 rounds. Kenny Brown was chosen by the Denver Nuggets in the fifth round in 1985 and Jimmie Gilbert was taken by the Chicago Bulls in the fifth round in 1986.
A&M has never before had players taken in the first two rounds in consecutive years.
Only three A&M players have been drafted higher than Jordan and all were taken in the first round. Law became the school's highest pick last year, Antoine Wright was the 15th pick by the New Jersey Nets in 2005 and Sonny Parker was selected 17th by the Golden State Warriors in 1976.
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