Nets acquire three second-round picks

Brooklyn, NY ( - The Brooklyn Nets announced a trio of trades Friday stemming from Thursday's draft.

The Nets have acquired the draft rights to guard Markel Brown (44th pick) from the Minnesota Timberwolves, guard Xavier Thames (59th pick) from the Toronto Raptors and forward Cory Jefferson (60th pick) from the Philadelphia 76ers in separate draft night trades, each in exchange for cash considerations.

Brown played in 134 games in four years at Oklahoma State, averaging 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In his senior season, he averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 35.3 minutes per game, earning All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the second consecutive season.

Thames was named the Mountain West Player of the Year, All-Mountain West First Team and Mountain West All-Defensive Team after averaging 17.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.60 steals in 31.3 minutes per game during his senior season at San Diego State.

Jefferson played four years at Baylor, averaging 8.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.30 blocks per game. He garnered All-Big 12 Third Team honors after averaging 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.30 steals and 1.30 blocks in 29.0 minutes per game during his senior season.

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