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Former CU Star Roberson Drafted In 1st Round, Winds Up In OKC

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Andre Roberson shakes hands with NBA Commissioner, David Stern after being selected No. 26 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andre Roberson shakes hands with NBA Commissioner, David Stern after being selected No. 26 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – After Colorado forward Andre Roberson was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired him.

The 6-foot-7 Roberson averaged 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game for the Buffaloes last season, shooting 51.6 percent from the field. He was the most experienced of Oklahoma City’s draft picks, having played three seasons in college, and will provide the Thunder with frontcourt depth behind starting power forward Serge Ibaka.

“We think he’s a unique player,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. “He’s guarded lot of different positions, and we feel like he is a lot of tools to work with physically. And the other thing that we really like about him is he’s got tremendous endurance and persistence on the floor.”

The Timberwolves picked Roberson in the 26th position of the draft.

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