Pacers select Myles Turner and Joseph Young

Myles Turner showed off an impressive combination of size, shooting and shot-blocking in his freshman season at Texas. He'll bring that skillset to the Pacers after Indiana took him 11th overall in the draft. Chris Covatta/Getty Images

After David West opted out of his contract, the Indiana Pacers added a big man in Thursday night's draft, taking Texas' Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick.

Turner, who stands 6-foot-11 and weighs 240 pounds, averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his one season with the Longhorns.

Chad Ford ranked Turner as the 13th-best player on his final Big Board after initially having Turner at No. 5 when the season began. Ford notes that Turner is polarizing among scouts, saying those "who love him point to his size, length, rim protection and shooting ability. The scouts who don't point out he struggled against top competition and isn't an elite athlete."

Ford's analysis: "I'm surprised they passed on Murray State's Cameron Payne, but I can't fault them for taking Turner. ...He's a great modern NBA big. Fans will just have to be patient."

With the 13th pick of the second round, No. 43 overall, the Pacers took Oregon guard Joseph Young. The 22-year-old guard transferred from Houston to Oregon after his sophomore season and averaged 19.8 points per game in two seasons with the Ducks. He was a 39 percent shooter from 3-point territory during his college career and also made 90 percent of his free throws at Oregon. Young was the last player on Ford's final 30-player Big Board.

Ford's analysis: "A great scorer off the bench. He was the only guy in my top 30 who was still on the board."