The Warriors choose the former high school phenomenon Nico Mannion at # 48, Justinian Jessup, the “sleeper”, at # 51

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After selecting center James Wiseman second overall, the Golden State Warriors also opted to keep their second round picks.

The Dubs picked University of Arizona point guard Nico Mannion at No.48, and Boise State forward Justinian Jessup at No.51. Mannion and Jessup will eventually join the team with unique stories.

Mannion was a consensus five-star high school player and McDonald’s All-American in 2019. He was widely projected as a first-round pick heading into his freshman year in Arizona, where he was solid but not as dominant as expected.

Mannion averaged 14 points and five assists with the Wildcats, but only shot 39 percent from the ground. His father, Pace Mannion, was actually drafted 43rd overall in the Warriors in 1983.

Jessup, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old shooting threat who played four seasons in college at Boise State. As a senior, he averaged 16 points per game, with 40% from the three-point range and 96% from the free throw line.

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