Ex-Pitt freshman guard Bub Carrington will get a chair in the coveted green room at the NBA Draft

At the beginning of his NBA career, former Pitt guard Bub Carrington will have a front-row seat.

Carrington is one of 24 players that have been asked to take a seat in the NBA Draft’s green room on June 26 at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

Carrington spent only one season at Pitt, but he was the only freshman in the NCAA to average at least 13.5 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game last season. He hit 65 3-point field goals and averaged 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists for the Panthers (22-11).

He opened the season with a triple-double (18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) against North Carolina A&T and ended it scoring 24 points against No. 4 North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals.

He was named to the ACC’s All-Rookie team and was named All-American by collegeinsider.com.

Carrington might not have to wait long in the green room if history is any guide. In the last eight games, seven of the rookies who averaged at least 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game were chosen in the top 15 draft picks. Seven of those nine freshmen were among the first six selections, and all nine of them were selected in the first round.

With eight selections made in the first round, Carrington will be the 29th player from Pitt to be selected by the NBA. Over his tenure, coach Jeff Capel has had 27 players drafted, including 10 lottery selections and 18 in the first round.

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