Basketball Insider

Thunder Select Terrance Ferguson 21st Overall in the NBA Draft

Thunder Select Terrance Ferguson 21st Overall in the NBA Draft

The Oklahoma City Thunder have selected Terrance Ferguson, the 19 year-old shooting guard from Australia, with the 21st overall pick in the NBA Draft.

As a shooting guard for the Adelaide 36ers, Ferguson posted per game averages of 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. Ferguson shot 38 percent from the field and 31% from three-point range.

Although Ferguson played professionally in Australia, he hails from a familiar place to most Thunder fans: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ferguson played his high school ball at Advanced Prep International in Dallas.

He seems to be excited about coming to Oklahoma City:

Ferguson decided to forgo a college career to play professionally in Australia.

Ferguson, despite his limited play in the Australian NBL, exhibited deep range and solid mechanics on his jump shot. He especially excelled at catch-and-shoot situations. He’s also a plus defender who showed great lateral quickness. Ferguson is also a high flyer, able to use his leaping ability to get to the rim and throw it down.

On the other hand, Ferguson is slight at 185 lbs. considering his 6’7″ frame. He also struggles to get to the line, averaging just two attempts per 40 minutes. He also struggled to create his shot at times.

On the surface, Ferguson shows a lot of promise, but he is a raw prospect who may need several seasons to reach an impactful level of play.

More in Basketball Insider

THUNDER VIDEO: OKC 92 Bulls 79 in a Tale of Two Halves

David GarrettNovember 16, 2017

THUNDER PRACTICE VIDEO: Is Paul George amused by social media chatter about staying in OKC? We asked him.

David GarrettNovember 14, 2017

WATCH: Dallas Mavericks Locker Room Reaction

Aaron DavisNovember 13, 2017

THUNDER VIDEO: Postgame report after Thunder smacks Dallas 112-99

David GarrettNovember 12, 2017

THUNDER VIDEO: PG13 hits 42 as OKC ends 4-game skid in 120-111 win over Clippers

David GarrettNovember 11, 2017

The Franchise