Alabama SG Joshua Primo selected in first round of NBA Draft
For the second straight year, Alabama has a lottery pick in the NBA Draft.
Joshua Primo, a 6-foot-6 190 pound shooting guard, was taken No. 12 by the San Antonio Spurs. Primo was the youngest player in the draft.
It’s the first time Alabama has had players taken in consecutive drafts in the first round since 1995-96. It’s the eighth top 15 pick in program history.
As a freshman last season, Primo became fifth consecutive Alabama rookie to be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He played in 30 games and missed three games with an MCL sprain, making 19 starts. Primo averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc.
He earned SEC Freshman of the Week in January after he averaged 19 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in contests at LSU and vs. Mississippi State. During that stretch, he shot 73.7 percent (14 of 19) from the floor and 76.9 percent (10 of 13) from beyond the arc. Primo posted a season-high 22 points in wins over Auburn (Jan. 9) and LSU (Jan. 19).
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) July 30, 2021