By MIKE CRANSTON,  AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ The Charlotte Bobcats have selected the
star of this spring’s NCAA tournament, point guard Kemba Walker of
Connecticut, with the ninth pick in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-1 Walker averaged 23.5 points in leading the Huskies
to the national championship. He’ll know be paired with another
small guard, 6-foot D.J. Augustin, as Charlotte looks to rebuild.

The move comes after a person familiar with the deal said the
Bobcats agreed to send Stephen Jackson to Milwaukee in a three-way
trade that gave Charlotte the No. 7 pick from Sacramento. The
person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity
because the league had not announced the deal.

The Kings took forward Bismack Biyombo of Congo with that
seventh pick.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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