Bucks draft another young forward in Michigan's DJ Wilson

Monroe expressed to new Bucks general manager Jon Horst a desire to remain with the team and continue making strides toward Eastern Conference contention, league sources said.

The Milwaukee Bucks select Michigan's D.J. Wilson No. 17 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Wilson (6-foot-10, 240 pounds) was instrumental in Michigan's run to winning the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in 20 years. Wilson had an effective postseason averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 rebounds during nine games in March. Most NBA teams had regarded Wilson, a late bloomer, as a late first-round pick.

Brown averaged 13.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in his senior season at SMU. He has a fluid release on his shot and connected on 54 percent of his field goal attempts and 37 percent of his 3-pointers last season. As a freshman in 2014-15, he missed most of the season with a knee injury.

His finest performances as a Wolverine came against Iowa and Purdue.

Wilson has excellent length wih a 7-foot-3 wingspan, something the Bucks have put a priority on in recent drafts with their selections of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

Wilson was one of the biggest breakout stars of the college basketball season.

Wilson became the first MI player selected in the NBA Draft since Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III were taken in 2014.

Although the Bucks likely met with some players at the NBA Draft Combine who went unreported, and have visited private workouts and pro days hosted by agents, the majority of their probable targets are likely to have visited Milwaukee or at least have been publicly reported as having met the team at the Combine.

  • Julie Sanders