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Hornets select Grant Riller with the 56th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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The Hornets added one of the best scorers in college basketball with their final pick of the night.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 08 CAA Championship - College of Charleston v Delaware Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Charlotte Hornets have selected Grant Riller with the 56th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Riller is more of a scoring minded point guard, but the Hornets do need scoring. In each of his last two seasons at College of Charleston, he averaged 21.9 points per game. His 3-point attempt rates and percentages are average, but there’s definitely a foundation there.

Riller will open camp as the team’s fourth point guard, behind Devonte’ Graham, Terry Rozier, and newly selected LaMelo Ball. Being that he is the 56th pick in the draft and the fourth player the Hornets acquired on the night, there’s a distinct possibility he ends up as a member of the Swarm before he becomes a member of the Hornets.

This wraps up the draft for the Hornets. We’ll keep an eye out for any undrafted free agents the team elects to bring in for camp.