KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Former Vol Jordan Bone emerged as one of the nation’s top point guards this past season, posting 5.8 assists/game to go with 13.5 points.
Bone was selected in the NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 57th overall pick.
His rights belonged to the Atlanta Hawks at the time, but the Hawks have reportedly traded those rights to the Detroit Pistons.
Bone will be heading to Detroit.
Bone grabbed the attention of many scouts and teams when he was one of the top performers at the NBA Draft Combine.
It he’s one of the more athletic players in the draft.
Bone was the third Tennessee player taken in the draft. Grant Williams was taken as the overall 22nd pick in the first round by the Boston Celtics, and Admiral Schofield was picked 42nd by the Philadelphia 76ers, then traded to the Washington Wizards.