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Former Randallstown Star Picked in NBA Draft

Kim English was picked by Detroit in the second round of Thursday night's NBA draft.

Kim English gave Thursday's NBA Draft a bit of a local flavor.

English played basketball for Randallstown High School before moving on to play at Missouri. He grew into a solid player there, and the Detroit Pistons noticed, picking him in the second round of the draft.

English is a 6-foot-6-inch, 200-pound guard who became an outstanding player with Missouri. He made the Big 12 All-Tournament Team and earned Most Outstanding Player honors this past season. 

In addition, he made second team All-Big 12 (CBSSports.com), third-team All-Big 12 (coaches) and honorable mention All-Big 12 (Associated Press) this year. 

Detroit director of player personnel George David said, in an article on mlive.com Friday morning, that they liked English because he's not only a good long-range shooter but tough on defense.

"He definitely stretches the floor with his 3-point shooting," David said. "But I think more so than that, we've been really wanting a guy that can really be a strong perimeter defender."

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