Tari Eason selected in first round of 2022 NBA Draft
Tari Eason has a new team. Eason is heading to Houston, joining Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. as a rookie member of the Rockets.
Houston used the No. 17 overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 24, 2022
Eason transferred to LSU after his freshman season at Cincinnati. With the Tigers, Eason was the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Eason was impressively productive for 24.4 minutes per game, posting averages of 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.1 blocks and 1.9 steals per game. Eason’s impressive showing earned him first-team All-SEC recognition and an honorable mention for the Associated Press All-America team.
Eason reached double figures in 29 games, including 7 double-doubles.