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Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander selected by the Hornets but will end up with L.A. Clippers

#Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's basketball journey finds a new chapter and it will begin in Los Angeles via Charlotte.

Gilgeous-Alexander was taken with the 11th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but a draft day trade will see him eventually end up in Los Angeles with the Clippers ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The Canadian joins the 42-40 Clippers in hopes of helping a backcourt that already features Patrick Beverly, Austin Rivers and former Raptor Lou Williams.

"It's a great feeling honestly, and being able to play in the NBA is a blessing that not many kids get to experience," Gilgeous-Alexander told ESPN about being drafted.

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 37 games under coach John Calipari at the University of Kentucky.

Gilgeous-Alexander's first taste of NBA action is expected to be at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Clippers' schedule will begin on Friday, July 6 when they take on the Golden State Warriors at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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