Bullock Picked No. 25


Posted Jun 27, 2013


Reggie Bullock was selected with the 25th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

"We had targeted him," said Doc Rivers, the Clippers new head coach. "He was one of the guys that we wanted. We felt like we needed more shooting. He does that.

"He has size, can play the small-forward position. He can shoot it on the catch and he can defend. Those are all of the things that we had targeted, and we got him."

Bullock earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2012-13 after averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-high 43.6 percent from 3-point range. He scored 989 points in 100 career games as a Tar Heel.

He ended his collegiate career with 188 3-pointers, good for eighth place on UNC's all-time list. His career .387 shooting percentage from behind the 3-point line is 11th best in school history.

“I am thrilled, just absolutely thrilled for the young man," UNC head coach Roy Williams said in a statement. "I’m as ecstatic as I could possibly be. I spoke to Reggie just moments after he was selected and he’s so happy and excited. He really did a great job throughout the pre-draft process with his workouts and interviews, especially with the Clippers.

"Everyone knows by now that I was a bit scared initially about his decision to enter the draft because the NBA people that I spoke to said he was a borderline first or second round pick. Most of them told me they thought he would go in the top of the second round, including the NBA evaluation committee. So that was the cause of my concern for someone I care so much about. But the Clippers selecting Reggie in the first round shows everyone how well he performed under pressure in the pre-draft workouts. I take my hat off to him. He earned that first round pick.

"He’s going to play for an outstanding coach in Doc Rivers, a friend of mine. Doc’s going to do great things with the Clippers and I am just thrilled that Reggie is going to get a chance to be part of that success.”

Bullock is the 45th Tar Heel selected in the NBA Draft’s first round and the 14th to play for Roy Williams at UNC.


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