Updated: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012, 11:45 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012, 10:17 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - According to multiple sources the Fort Wayne Mad Ants will select former Purdue star JaJuan Johnson with the no. 1 pick in the NBA Development League draft on Friday night.
Johnson was cut by the Houston Rockets earlier this week and has entered his name in the draft.
A 6-10 forward, Johnson was the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2011. He was taken by the Celtics with the 27th pick in the first round of the NBA draft that summer. As a rookie Johnson played in 36 games with the Celtics, scoring 3.2 points and pulling down 1.6 rebounds per game.
This past summer Johnson was part of a trade that send Courtney Lee to Boston while Johnson went to Houston.
At Purdue Johnson had a career for the record books. He left with 1,919 points - good enough for seventh best all-time at Purdue. As a senior he was named an All-American average averaging 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and shooting 49.4 percent from the floor.
Tune into the Highlight Zone on WANE Friday night to hear from the Mad Ants about this year's draft.
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