Salmons is the 14th Hurricane in school history to be selected in the NBA Draft and the first since Tim James in 1999. He is the third Hurricane to be chosen in the first round joining Rick Barry, who was selected with the second overall pick by the San Francisco Warriors in 1965, and James who was a first round selection in 1999 by the Miami Heat (25th pick overall).
Salmons (6-7, 210) was a second-team All-BIG EAST selection last season after averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game for the 24-8 Hurricanes.
He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players to ever play at the University of Miami, and is the only player in UM history to surpass 1000 career points (1287), 600 rebounds (687), 400 assists (433) and 150 steals (192). During his four seasons Salmons guided Miami to an 86-39 (.688) record marking the most wins in a four-year period in school-history.
Included in his four seasons were three NCAA Tournament appearances, one NIT appearance, the 1999-00 BIG EAST regular-season title and the school's first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2000.
Salmons Drafted #26 Overall
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