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Pacers pick at No. 47: Ike Anigbogu, UCLA center

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The Indiana Pacers selected UCLA center Ike Anigbogu with the No. 47 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. 

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 17:  "He has a 7-6 wingspan. He's built like a tank and is an aggressive rebounder and shot-blocker."  More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 17: "The youngest college prospect in the draft, Anigbogu won't turn 19 until just before opening night of the 2017-18 season." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Strong, athletic big man

  • Huge hands and a long wingspan

  • Excellent shot-blocker

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Still very raw offensively

  • Poor free throw shooter

  • Doesn't move great laterally

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 3.07 percent

  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 16.82 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 18.48 percent

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