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The Los Angeles Clippers selected University of North Carolina guard Reggie Bullock with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, held Thursday evening at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“We had targeted him and he was one of the guys we wanted,” said head coach Doc Rivers. “We felt like we needed more shooting and he does that. I love the fact that he’s a big program guy. He’s a guy that understands his role. That’s what he did at North Carolina.”
Bullock, 22, was a Second-Team All-ACC performer during his third and final season at North Carolina. The 6-foot-7 inch Bullock averaged 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 35 games with the Tar Heels, hitting 88 3-pointers, the third most in a single season in UNC history while shooting 46.3 percent from behind the arc.
Bullock was the Tar Heels third-leading scorer in 2012-13 and starred in the postseason, earning First-Team ACC All-Tournament honors.
A star at Kinston High School in North Carolina, Bullock finished his collegiate career with 188 3-pointers, the eighth most in North Carolina history, and appeared in 100 total NCAA games. In each of his three seasons at UNC, he posted improved numbers in minutes, points, rebounds, assists and field goal percentage.