Former Syracuse forward Michael Gbinije drafted by Detroit Pistons

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Gbinije was taken in the second round of the NBA Draft

NEW YORK — Former Syracuse forward Michael Gbinije was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 49th pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.

In his final year at Syracuse, he led the Orange in scoring with 17.5 points per game, to go with 4.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds.

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He was named to the All-ACC Second Team and the Defensive Team.

Gbinije was the second Syracuse player taken in the NBA Draft. Earlier in the night, Malachi Richardson was drafted in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Sacramento Kings.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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