BROOKLYN, New York — The NBA draft Thursday night picked up just one player from the state of Iowa.
Former Iowa State University star Monte Morris was drafted in the second round by the Denver Nuggets. He was the 51st pick in the draft.
Morris is the winningest player in Iowa State history, with 100 career victories. He’s also the 38th former Cyclone to be drafted into the NBA.
Morris becomes the fifth player and third point guard that Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm has had drafted in his six years as a college coach.