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Darrun Hilliard selected by Detroit Pistons in NBA Draft: The News Roundup

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons selected Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard with the 38th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The 6'6" lefty from Bethlehem, PA was the first Wildcat to be selected in the NBA Draft since Dante Cunningham was selected by the Trailblazers in 2009.

Here is how the media reacted.

Villanova's Hilliard happy he landed with Pistons | Philly.com
On the night of the NBA draft, Darrun Hilliard tried to find ways to distract himself as he waited for a call from an NBA team while spending time with his family in Bethlehem, Pa.

Hillards' selection no surprise to Wright | City of Basketball Love
Jay Wright had a couple days notice that the Pistons planned on taking Hilliard, but kept it quiet.

Pistons Could Have Traded Back Before Drafting Darrun Hilliard | Detroit Jock City
Stan Van Gundy revealed today that the Detroit Pistons turned down the chance to trade back before selecting Darrun Hilliard in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Liberty grad Darrun Hilliard's NBA draft night 'something that should be in a movie' | lehighvalleylive.com
The Pistons selected the Bethlehem native with the 38th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

2015 NBA Draft Grades: What the experts think about Stanley Johnson going to the Pistons | Detroit Bad Boys
How did the experts grade the Pistons' draft with Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard?

2015 NBA Draft: Stanley Johnson, Darrun Hilliard fit the criteria set by Stan Van Gundy | Detroit Bad Boys
The Pistons drafted two players they knew would contribute to the culture in Detroit.

Jay Wright says Darrun Hilliard loved Pistons visit, will thrive under SVG | Detroit Pistons
The Pistons think they got a first-round talent in Darrun Hilliard. So does Hilliard’s college coach.

Villanova’s Hilliard brings versatility, savvy, shooting to Pistons perimeter | Detroit Pistons
Players from Philadelphia come with reputations for toughness and a nose for the basket. The Pistons see exactly that in their second-round pick, Darrun Hilliard. Hilliard grew up near Philadelphia and went to college at Villanova in the city, spending four years there and evolving throughout his career. He’ll slot in behind Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jodie Meeks at shooting guard.

Get to know Darrun Hilliard: Detroit Pistons liked second-round pick's versatility, shooting ability | MLive.com
Hilliard made 41.4 percent of his 3-point attempts as a junior and led Villanova in scoring in each of the past two seasons.

Detroit Pistons take Villanova SG Darrun Hilliard 38th in NBA draft | Detroit Free Press
"He's a versatile guy, but above all else he has an incredible respect for the game both in how he plays it and how he approaches it with his work ethic. Those were some of the things we really liked about him.''

Darrun Hilliard selected by Detroit Pistons in NBA Draft | The Morning Call
"A good night, overall,'' Pistons general manager Jeff Bower told the Detroit Free Press. "Darrun is an experienced, heady basketball player that had been part of a winning program filled with intangibles, filled with basketball skills and toughness. We're real excited to see him available in the second round and add him to our team.

Get to know Darrun Hilliard: Detroit Pistons liked second-round pick's versatility, shooting ability | MLive.com
Hilliard made 41.4 percent of his 3-point attempts as a junior and led Villanova in scoring in each of the past two seasons.