This pick is for the New Orleans Hornets, who swung a deal earlier in the evening in the Cole Aldrich deal.
Brackins spent three seasons with the Cyclones, starting from Day 1. He averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore then 16.5 as a junior, leading his team in scoring both seasons. He’s got great size at 6-10, 230 pounds and averaged a block a game for his career.
Two more fun tidbits on Brackins. He likes to skateboard, and so this second item makes sense: He’s going to sign a shoe deal with Vans, according to Luke Winn of SI.com.