Johan Petro: He totally dominated the French Vineyard League!
Somewhere in the depths of Canada, Nussbaum is shaking his fist at Wally Walker.
With the 25th pick of Tuesday's NBA Draft, The Seattle Supersonics picked Johan Petro, a seven-foot "project" from France. (Groan):
NEW YORK - The Seattle SuperSonics have picked up a Frenchman with the 25th overall pick in Tuesday night's NBA Draft, getting Johan Petro.Since I know nothing about Petro (except for his ridiculous name), I suggest we all take a deep, cleansing breath, and read about Mr. Fancypants here:
Petro played for Pau Orthez in the French Pro A league the last two seasons. He averaged 6 points and 3.3 rebounds in Pro-A, and 5.1 points in the Euroleague last season.
Petro played well in the 2004 European Championship, averaging nearly 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 2.2 steals in five qualifying games. In the challenge round, he averaged 9 points and 7.8 rebounds in four contests.
The seven-footer is just 19 years old, but he's already earned significant playing time against upper-level international players. He has a nice touch inside and will clean the offensive glass from time to time.
Petro also entered the NBA draft last year before withdrawing his name from consideration.
from KOMO TV
Johan Petro bio
Johan Petro interview
Official Johan Petro Website!
And, in case that wasn't bad enough, the Sonics drafted another French Guy in the second round! Sacre bleu!