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Sacramento native D.J. Wilson drafted by Milwaukee Bucks with 17th pick

Michigan’s D.J. Wilson (5) was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 17th pick of the NBA draft Thursday. Wilson is a Capital Christian High School graduate.
Michigan’s D.J. Wilson (5) was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 17th pick of the NBA draft Thursday. Wilson is a Capital Christian High School graduate. The Associated Press

The Bucks are taking a chance on a Sacramento product.

With the 17th pick in the NBA draft Thursday, Milwaukee selected D.J. Wilson, a 6-foot-10 Michigan forward who graduated from Capital Christian High School.

“He fits the DNA of the Bucks, being able to play multiple positions,” coach Jason Kidd told The Associated Press about Wilson. “We can talk about today’s NBA – there is no position. He fits what we’re trying to do here.”

Wilson, 21, averaged 11 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Wolverines last season.

“I am confident I have the drive, work ethic and maturity for this next step,” Wilson told The Associated Press in May. “It’s never going to be easy, but if I have learned anything at Michigan, perseverance pays off.”

Draft Express says Wilson has a great offensive skill set but needs to work on his defensive discipline.

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