NBA Draft 2013: Atlanta Hawks pick James Ennis with the 50th pick

Andy Lyons

The Hawks used their last pick of the draft to take a small forward from Long Beach State.

UPDATE: Hawks dealt Ennis to MIA for future considerations soon after draft completed.

The Hawks missed out on Jamaal Franklin, but snagged James Ennis with the 50th pick.

From the SB Nation Scouting Report:

Watching him play, it is easy to spot his uncanny athleticism and also his ability to create shots. It's not news that the Grizzlies need players that can shoot. Ennis shot 35.8% from behind the arc this season, which is not bad but leaves room for improvement. Having played his ball at Long Beach State, he did not get much exposure and is therefore not highly touted. However, I think that's a mistake. I think Ennis' lack of exposure just makes him incredibly undervalued. He could explode onto the scene in the NBA and thrive in open court opportunities that the league so often provides. Also, he fits the Grizzlies defensive mold. He's a lengthy wing that can disrupt passing lanes and play above-average defense. Ennis could be the steal of the draft. He provides great value at any of the Grizzlies three picks.

Hawks have completed their picks -- but we're still sorting out the trades!

Check out the entire draft thread and picks here.

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