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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 08: Kim English #24 of the Missouri Tigers shoots during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament March 8, 2012 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – MARCH 08: Kim English #24 of the Missouri Tigers shoots during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament March 8, 2012 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have selected Missouri guard Kim English with the 44th pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-6 English averaged 14.5 points per game and shot 46 percent from 3-point range in his senior season with the Tigers. He also improved to 52 percent from the field after being under 40 his first three college seasons.

English could provide backcourt depth for the Pistons behind guards Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey. Detroit traded guard Ben Gordon earlier this week.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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