With their lone pick, the Chicago Bulls take guard Marquis Teague of Kentucky with the 29th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Teague averaged 10.0ppg and 4.8 apg in his only season at Kentucky. Like the other starting five components, Teague contributed his part to what became a National Championship run.
His best game of the season was against eighth seed Iowa State in the South Region during Round two of the NCAA Tournament. He scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting, while dishing seven assists.
Teague is said to be a strong drive and kick player, something the Bulls’ three-point shooters will be glad to know about. Also, Teague is considered a strong on-the-ball defender, something that Coach Tom Thibodeau will value immensely for years to come.
With Rose gone for the majority of the season, he may have to contribute off the bench right away. The focus has seemed to be in obtaining quality point guards to help fill the void for a missing Rose next season.
The Bulls were rumored to take Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor, but to no avail. All signs point that they are happy with their selection.
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