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The Oklahoma City Thunder select UT-Arlington’s Kevin Hervey with the 57th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Hervey, 22, had his share of injuries. He’s torn two ACLs. You only get two. He’s torn them both. However, when he was healthy the guy was a real beast. He averaged 20.5 points on 44.6 percent from teh floor. He only shot 34 percent three. He did average 8.5 rebounds for the Mavericks his senior season.

Hervey scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a game against the Sooners. So, he’s not completely unfamiliar to those in the Sooner State. He was selected the Sun Belt Player of the Year his junior season.

Hervey’s 7-foot-4 wing span was a top 10 wingspan at the NBA Draft combine. He’s got the length and he’s continue to improve his shooting. Despite the injuries, he’s still considered a really athletic player for his size.

He can be a dangerous shooter that is developing length. According to coaches within NCAA, he’s one of the best small conference small forwards. He’s physical enough to get in the paint and body up bigger players. He knows how to maneuver his body in the right way to get to the line. He averaged almost five free throw attempts, leading his team, his senior year.

Sam Presti will have a press conference here in a bit, discussing their potential within the organization. It’s unknown if the franchise will introduce them the way they do first round picks.

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