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Pistons Take Mitchell In 2nd Round

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BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 27: Tony Mitchell shakes hands with NBA Deputy Commissioner, Adam Silver after being selected number thirty seventh overall by the Detroit Pistons during the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 27: Tony Mitchell shakes hands with NBA Deputy Commissioner, Adam Silver after being selected number thirty seventh overall by the Detroit Pistons during the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have drafted North Texas forward Tony Mitchell with the 37th pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-8 Mitchell averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds last season as a sophomore for the Mean Green. He is also the school’s career and single-season record holder for blocked shots.

Mitchell was a finalist for the Lou Henson Award for the mid-major player of the year in 2011-12, when he averaged 14.7 points as a freshman. That season, he was one of two freshmen to average a double-double — the other was Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the draft in 2012.

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