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Phoenix Suns select UNC's Cam Johnson, Virginia's Ty Jerome in 2019 NBA Draft

Posted: 5:46 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 22:27:49-04
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have selected forward Cameron Johnson with the number 11 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The team also traded for the number 24 pick and selected point guard Ty Jerome out of Virginia.

Both players are considered strong shooters, and Jerome is considered one of the best play-making guards in the draft.

Earlier in the day, the Suns also traded the number six pick to Minnesota, and T.J. Warren to the Indiana Pacers.

In return, the Suns received the number 11 pick (Johnson) and forward Dario Saric from Minnesota, as well as cash from Indiana.

Johnson, 6'9" 205 lbs, is a forward that is widely considered one of the best shooters in this year's NBA Draft. He averaged 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a senior at North Carolina.

Jerome averaged 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game this year on a championship winning team and is considered a strong pick-and-roll ball handler.

Technically, Jerome was selected by Philadelphia, but that pick was traded to Boston and then to Phoenix. The Suns are rumored to give up a future first round pick in return.

The Suns have no picks left in the draft unless another trade is made.