STARKVILLE, Miss. — Former Mississippi State forwards Robert Woodard II and Reggie Perry were both selected in the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday evening.
Woodard was selected 40th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies but he will reportedly be traded to the Sacramento Kings. Perry was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the No. 57 overall pick, but his draft rights were traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
Woodard started 32 of the 65 games he played in for Mississippi State and started all 31 of MSU’s games during the 2019-20 season. The native of Columbus, Mississippi, averaged 5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a freshman.
He then increased his averages to 11.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds as a sophomore. The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder made 49.5% of his shots, including 42.9% from 3-point range last year.
Perry, the 2019-20 co-SEC Player of the Year, averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in a season in which he posted 17 double-doubles. He became the 12th player in Mississippi State history to average a double-double for the duration of a season.
In two years with the Bulldogs, the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder from Thomasville, Georgia, started 49 of the 65 games he played. He averaged 13.4 points per game and 8.6 rebounds in his MSU career. He had 26 career double-doubles.