One LSU Tiger was taken in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday.
The Atlanta Hawks selected LSU guard Skylar Mays in the second round with the 50th overall pick.
Mays becomes the 57th player selected form LSU. The Baton Rouge native averaged 16.7 points and five rebounds per game last season for the Tigers. He played for University High during his time in high school.
Mays was named first team All-SEC for the 2019-20 season.
Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk said the team had Mays ranked higher than 50 on their board.
“A four-year guy, an extremely smart basketball player, a very good body, a combo guard, a high basketball IQ, skilled player,” Schlenk said. “We were excited when he was there because, like I said, we had him ranked much higher than that.”