WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29) — The Atlanta Hawks stayed close to home with the third of their four first-round picks, selecting Georgia Tech guard Dion Glover with the 20th choice in the NBA draft.
Glover would have played his home games in the same building as the Hawks had he played last season. He was sidelined with a torn ACL and entered the draft with three years of eligibility remaining.
The 6-5 Glover is an ideal size for shooting guard. He averaged 18.4 points per game as a freshman in the 1997-98 season, the third-highest total as a freshman, and also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
The selections of Glover and Jason Terry give the Hawks a potential new backcourt. They also selected forward-center Cal Bowdler.