The moment many of us Colorado Buffaloes finally came Thursday night as we saw Buffs star player Spencer Dinwiddie get his named called at the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Spencer ended up getting drafted 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons as he is set to begin his NBA career at the Palace at Auburn Hills.
Spencer was a for sure lock to be a first-round pick come June’s draft until he went down with a devastating blow during the college basketball season. On Sunday, January 12th against the Washington Huskies in Seattle, Washington, Dinwiddie would go down with torn ACL, ending the rest of his season.
Dinwiddie averaged 14.7 points his junior season, collecting 3.8 assists and 3.1 assists. The guard also shot 85.7% percent from the charity stripe, including 41.3% percent from deep.
Over his entire three-year career at CU, Dinwiddie averaged 13.0 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Dinwiddie was a key leader on the court and we know he will succeed at the next level.
Best of luck to Spencer Dinwiddie as he begins his NBA journey and we thank him for all he did in revitalizing the basketball program at the University of Colorado. Personally, I was hoping to see the CU product land to the Nuggets with the 41st overall selection, but Detroit managed to get themselves a steal with Dinwiddie four slots ahead.