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Nets' first-round pick Boone has shoulder surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Josh Boone, the second of the New Jersey Nets' two first-round draft picks, had surgery Wednesday on
his left shoulder.

The arthroscopic surgery was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III
at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The former
Connecticut forward will wear a sling for two weeks and then begin
his rehabilitation.

Nets president Rod Thorn said Boone experienced some discomfort
in the shoulder while playing for the Nets' summer league team in
Florida.

"A subsequent MRI revealed the tear, and all parties involved
felt that surgery was the most prudent option at this juncture,"
Thorn said. "We expect him to make a full recovery and to be a
contributor to the team during the season."

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward was the 23rd pick overall in
the draft. He was taken right after the Nets drafted Marcus
Williams, who also played for the Huskies.