OMAHA, Neb. --
Former Omaha men's basketball standout Tra-Deon Hollins
was selected Saturday afternoon in the 2017 NBA G League Draft. Hollins was the first-round pick (No. 21 overall) of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, an affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.
A guard from Omaha, Neb., Hollins was a two-time first-team All-Summit selection and Summit League Defensive Player of the Year. He started all 64 games he played from 2015-17, averaging 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.7 steals per game.
As a senior, Hollins ranked second nationally for steals per game (3.4) and total steals (108), sixth for assists per game (6.5) and ninth for total assists (209). He capped his career at sixth in Summit League history for career steals (235) and was Omaha's all-time leader in the category.
"We're so pleased that Tra-Deon was selected in the first round of the G League Draft," head coach Derrin Hansen
said. "His hard work and dedication to improving as a player has paid off in a big way. Our Omaha Basketball family is proud of him and the drive he has shown, and we can't wait to follow his progress as a professional."
Previously known as the NBA Development League ("D-League"), the G League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. The G League features 26 teams, which are singly affiliated with NBA franchises.