Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday that the team now has its two first-round picks in the recent NBA Draft, center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson, under contract.
The Thunder selected Adams, an athletic 7-footer who spent just one season at the University of Pittsburgh, with the 12th overall choice the club obtained from Toronto through Houston as part of last year's trade involving star shooting guard James Harden. The New Zealand native, who turns 20 on July 28, set a Panthers season record for field goal percentage (.571) and blocked 63 shots while averaging 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds as a freshman.
Roberson, the 2012-13 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for Colorado, was taken by Oklahoma City with the No. 26 pick. The 6-foot-7 forward ranked second nationally with an average of 11.2 rebounds per game this past season and averaged 9.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over three years with the Buffaloes.