The Warriors on Wednesday night selected Justinian Jessup with the No. 51 overall pick in the draft.

"I'm super excited. I think it's a great fit," Jessup told ESPN Australia's Olgun Uluc. "They're really well run, had a lot of success; they've had some great players there, so I'm super excited about the pick and the fit overall."

Jessup -- a 6-foot-7 lefty -- averaged 16.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals during his senior year at Boise State, while shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range on 7.7 attempts.

He made 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers as a sophomore and 41.0 percent as a junior.

The 22-year-old will play this season for the Illawarra Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League (that's the team LaMelo Ball was on last year), with the hope of earning a contract with the Warriors in the near future.

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"I want to keep improving my defense, and my overall toughness," he told ESPN Australia. "I want to just be able to take on any challenge head on. I think, defensively, it's going to be a good year, just to work on that.

"Defensively, you can work on that through working on your body - just the athleticism - and then just playing against other good players; like, this whole summer, I was playing against NBA guys, and I think that really helped me.


"Hopefully it's something the Warriors will be encouraged by when they watch the games this year, and something I know I'm gonna need to continue to improve at to have a chance to play in the NBA."

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So Warriors fans -- it sounds like you will be watching some NBL games this winter and spring.

Make sure you plan accordingly.

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