CLEMSON -- Trevor Booker was selected with the 23rd overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, guaranteeing the Clemson product a multi-year, million-dollar contract and a new home playing alongside No. 1 overall pick John Wall.
Booker was selected by Minnesota, which traded his rights to Washington in a proposed deal.
The 6-7 Booker made the All-ACC first team last season, and was one of the most prolific players in Clemson history.
The selection also ended a program drought for Clemson.
The Clemson basketball program had not produced a first-round NBA draft pick since Sharone Wright in 1994 (sixth overall, Philadelphia). A Clemson basketball player had not been selected since Will Solomon in 2001 (33rd overall, Vancouver).
Clemson also completed a rare hat trick Thursday. Clemson had not had players selected in the major league baseball draft, NFL and NBA drafts in the same year since 1987.
This spring, Clemson's C.J. Spiller was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round in April, Kyle Parker was selected in the first round of the major league draft earlier this month, and Booker went higher than many projected Thursday.
In 1987, Clemson produced a first-round NBA pick Horace Grant (10th overall, Chicago), first-round NFL pick Terrence Flagler (San Francisco, 25th overall) and a first-round MLB selection in Bill Spiers (Milwaukee, 14th overall).
Clemson joins Georgia Tech as the only other school to produce first-round picks in all three major sports this year.
Booker is the seventh first-round NBA pick in Clemson history.