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Rockets select Wisconsin's Dekker with 18th pick in draft

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The Houston Rockets have selected Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker with the 18th overall pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Dekker averaged 12.1 points and 5 rebounds in a three-year career at Wisconsin where the team reached the NCAA Final Four twice, including the title game this season. He's a good outside shooter and made 142 3-pointers in his college career.

He averaged a career-high 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds this season and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in helping the team to a school-record 36 wins.

He joins a Houston team that advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997 this season before being eliminated by eventual champion Golden State.

The Rockets also have the 32nd overall pick.

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