With the 28th pick of the 8th round, the Nets are proud to select:
8.28 Sebastian Telfair PG
Birth Date: 06/09/1985
Brooklyn-bound Sebastian Telfair is coming home. Brooklyn fans remember his storied tenure as a basketball star at Abraham Lincoln High School and his decision to jump to the NBA over college. Despite already playing for three teams, Sebastian is a young, spry 22 years old with outstanding basketball skills.
Sebastian has proven this season that he can man the point effectively and dish out assists (ranks 17th in the NBA is assists per game this season). Up until his ankle injury this week, Sebastian Telfair has been devouring minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season because of the injury to Randy Foye. He is averaging 32.4 minutes and is leading his current team in assists with 5.9 to with over 9 points and 1 steal per game. As a backup to Acie Law, he will provide additional youth and solid ballhandling skills to feed the scoring machines on the revamped Brooklyn Nets.
Lastly, as long time friends of LeBron, Sebastian will partner with the other former high school phenom to help build a storied franchise in Brooklyn. LeBron will help keep him out of trouble to ensure he is a valuable contributor to the team's overall success.
Welcome home to Brooklyn, Sebastian!