Pistons Select Greg Monroe In Nba Draft

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The Detroit Pistons have selectedGeorgetown power forward Greg Monroe with the No. 7 pick in the NBAdraft.

Detroit declined to trade up or down Thursday night, choosingMonroe to bolster its frontcourt.

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Monroe averaged 16 points and nearly 10rebounds last as a sophomore for the Hoyas.

Detroit finished last season 27-55 - its worst record since 1994- and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

The Pistons had a Top 10 pick for just the third time since JoeDumars became president of basketball operations. The previous twowere busts: Darko Milicic was drafted No. 2 overall in 2003, twoyears after Rodney White was taken ninth overall.

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