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Grizzlies Select Wade Baldwin With 17th Pick In NBA Draft

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 22:08:11-04

The Memphis Grizzlies have selected Wade Baldwin of Vanderbilt with the 17th pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.
  
Baldwin, a 6-foot-3 guard who played two years for the Commodores, provides Memphis with a young guard, but also hopes of a long-range shooter. Baldwin connected on 40.6 percent of his 3-pointers last season as a sophomore, while averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 assists.
  
He connected on 44 percent of his 3-pointers as a freshman
  
The Grizzlies finished last season with a 42-40 record despite dealing with an array of injuries. Memphis captured the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference but were swept in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs.
  
The Grizzlies shot just 33.1 percent from 3-point range last season and averaged 99.1 points a game.