WSU's Klay Thompson drafted 11th, UW's Thomas drafted last

Klay Thompson

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Klay Thompson

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 24 at 12:03 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. -  The Golden State Warriors have drafted Washington State shooting guard Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in the NBA draft.

Thompson's selection Thursday night adds another potent shooter to an already overcrowded backcourt with Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. Golden State's revamped front office insisted they would take the most talented player no matter the position, and they followed through with that approach.

Thompson led the Pac-10 with 21.6 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season. The 6-foot-7 guard gives some size to the smaller Curry-Ellis duo, although he's also another shooter not known for his defense.

The Sacramento Kings took Washington guard Isaiah Thomas with the final pick of the NBA draft.  Thomas was the 60th pick in Thursday's draft after leading the Huskies in scoring with 16.8 points per game last season.

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