SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs introduced their draft picks today-- led by a guard from Indianapolis who was chosen by San Antonio
in the first round.
George Hill is a 6-foot-2 guard from Indiana University-Purdue
The Spurs, who failed to defend their 2007 NBA title and fell to
the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, took Hill with the
26th overall pick.
He went a little earlier than some expected, but he says coach
Gregg Popovich won't be sorry.
Hill told reporters that he plans to work his tail off.
The 22-year-old averaged 21.5 points a game last season.
The Spurs also acquired the draft rights to Malik Hairston, who
was picked 48th overall by the Phoenix Suns; Golden State's 2009
second-round pick; and cash in exchange for the draft rights to
Goran Dragic, whom the Spurs picked 45th overall.
The Spurs, with the 57th overall selection, picked James Gist, a
6-9 forward for Maryland.