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Dijon Gets the Call ...

Dijon gets drafted by the Knicks and then sent off to Phoenix:

New York chose former UCLA forward Dijon Thompson with the 24th pick in the second round (54th overall), making him the top selection among three players who attended either college or high school locally, then sent his draft rights to Phoenix in a multiplayer trade.


"I was definitely excited to see my name selected ... a lot of really good players didn't make it," Thompson said in a statement. "Just knowing I'm going to report to a team and be able to contribute to an organization ... I'm ready to go to work."

The 6-foot-7 Thompson improved his draft status in a strong senior season.

After having entered his name for the 2004 draft, Thompson withdrew it when he was not projected to be selected and returned to UCLA. He had his best season while leading the Bruins to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002, averaging 18.4 points and 7.9 rebounds.

"I see Dijon developing into a phenomenal shooter as well as a good scorer in the league," said Golden State guard Baron Davis, another former UCLA standout, in a statement. "He's a guy who could definitely be a good scoring guard, forward."
Congrats to Dijon.  We will remember him as a great Bruin.  Wish him nothing but lots of luck.