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Thunder select Hall and Hervey late in second round of 2018 NBA Draft

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The OKC Thunder nab Devon Hall from Virginia and Kevin Hervey of UT Arlington with the 53rd and 57th picks in the NBA Draft.

Notre Dame v Virginia Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

When you are picking this late in the NBA Draft you are always taking a bit of a flyer and that’s what the Thunder did with a couple of seniors who show some upside potential along with the additional maturity that comes from a full college career.

Devin Hall is a 6’6” SG with a 6’8” wingspan from Virginia where he averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in his final collegiate year. He has decent size for his position but is described as being an average athlete for this level.

His scouting report from NBA.com tells the following:

Shot the ball extremely well as a senior showing marked improvement as a spot up and off screen threat over his final three seasons at Virginia, but also made positive impact as a passer and secondary ball handler playing a low-mistake style in Tony Bennett’s Mover-Blocker offense.

Focused defender who does a lot of little things taking charges and maximizing his tools playing with energy and toughness. Accustomed to grinding out long defensive possessions as the Cavaliers were one of the most frustrating teams in the country last season to score on.

Kevin Hervey is 6’8” SF with a 7’4” wingspan who finished his time at UT Arlington with 21 points and 9 rebounds. He seems to have recovered from tearing his ACL in both knees (first as a high school senior and the other as college sophomore).

Our sister site Detroit Bad Boys has this scouting report on Hervey:

Kevin Hervey played 115 games in four seasons at Texas-Arlington, a D1 school in the Sun Belt Conference. Hervey won the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in his junior season, then followed that up with a strong senior season. He’s a good rebounder and a skilled offensive player at 6’9 with a streaky jump shot. His stroke has come a long way since his freshman campaign in which he shot just 25.9-percent (29-for-112) from downtown — he finished his four-year career at a 32.4-percent clip.

For more on Hervey, check out this report from SB Nation’s Mid Major Madness site.