With the No. 57 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans selected Tennessee point guard Jordan Bone. The pick will reportedly head to the Detroit Pistons via the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks.
Bone had an instrumental role in helping the Volunteers climb atop the AP poll for the first time in 11 years and reach their first Sweet 16 since 2014. He has started at the point since his freshman year and took a big jump offensively this past season. He averaged career highs in points (13.5), assists (5.8), field-goal percentage (46.5), and two-point field-goal percentage (52.5) en route to earning second-team All-SEC honors.
The 21-year-old turned heads at the NBA combine, posting the top times in the shuttle run and lane agility drills while soaring to the second-highest max vertical leap. Bone's athleticism is unmatched by most point guards in this year's draft, but he'll need more than that to succeed at the next level.
College experience: Junior
Weight: 179 lbs
Max vertical: 42.5 inches