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The Warriors’ first-round draft pick hit an iconic NCAA tournament shot


The Warriors had the chance to draft Kevin Porter Jr., Bol Bol, and a few other players that were rated with first-round talent in the 2019 NBA Draft. But rankings are never perfect, and players often excel due to their fit within a team. The point of this is to state that late round picks are an imperfect science.

The Warriors’ 2019 first-round draft pick was Jordan Poole, a sophomore guard from Michigan. While he has was generally ranked as a second-round prospect, Poole nearly won a national championship in his freshman year with Michigan, losing to Villanova University in the national championship game.

To get there, they needed Poole to hit the ice-in-his-veins shot above, an absolute Hail Mary which sent an extremely talented University of Houston team home packing in the round of 32, and sent Michigan to the Sweet 16.

In addition to that shot, Poole averaged 12.8 points (43.6 percent shooting, 36.9 percent from 3-pt on 203 attempts), 3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in his sophomore season with solid ball-handling abilities. Below is a mix put together by Ballislife.com from the sophomore guard:

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