Pistons Select Mejia in Second Round

The Detroit Pistons selected DePaul guard Sammy Mejia with the 57th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft held in New York City tonight.

Sammy Mejia, a DePaul senior guard, averaged 14.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game this season for the Blue Demons. Mejia is DePaul's ninth ranked all-time leading scorer.

Mejia earned All-Big East Conference honors as he led the Demons to a 20 win season and the quarterfinals of the NIT.

From DePaul Sports information...

Mejia, a 6-6 native of the Bronx, finished his four-year DePaul career in 2006-07 and left a big mark in the school's record book. He is one of just two players (Tom Kleinschmidt being the other) to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 3pt. field goals in a Blue Demon uniform. He is ranked among DePaul's all-time leaders for minutes played (second – 3,839), games played (fourth - 123), assists (sixth - 396), 3pt. field goals attempted (sixth - 351), scoring (ninth – 1,494) and 3pt. field goals (ninth - 115). A second team All-BIG EAST pick this past season, Mejia became the seventh player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game when he had 40 against Northwestern State on December 30, 2006. He was twice named the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week in 2006-07. Mejia was also a member of the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2003-04. He concluded his collegiate career averaging 12.1 points per contest.

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