(WAVY/AP) — It was worth the wait for Chesapeake basketball player Cameron Thomas. The former Oscar Smith High School standout was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 27th overall pick in the NBA Draft.
It was pretty convenient for the 23-year-old considering the draft was held at the Nets’ home arena in Brooklyn.
Thomas averaged 23 points last season as a freshman. Only Pete Maravich, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (then still known as Chris Jackson) and Bob Pettit ever averaged more in their first seasons at LSU.
His 23 point average also led the conference.
Thomas, who led the nation with 194 free throws made last season, would join a roster featuring Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden that was second in the NBA with more than 118 points per game last season.
Thomas starred at Oscar Smith High School as a freshman before transferring to Oak Hill Academy.