USC forward Chimezie Metu was selected 49th in the second round by the San Antonio Spurs.
So let’s review: Metu skipped the NIT so he could get picked 49th?
Did his stock slip because he sat out the NIT? Of course not.
Did he let his teammates down? Did he cost his team a likely trip to New York City for the NIT Final Four?
The answers to those questions are yes. An NBA writer I spoke to Thursday night said Metu will be fighting to make the Spurs roster.
Meanwhile, De’Anthony Melton went to the Houston Rockets with the 46th pick. USC congratulated him after the selection. Some people found that odd considering USC would not clear him to play all season.
Elijah Stewart signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers and will join their Summer League team.