CU’s Patton Drafted By Chicago, Traded To Minnesota

Creighton’s Justin Patton was drafted by the Chicago Bulls last night, but is headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a trade.

The 7-footer was taken as the number 16 overall pick by Chicago.  But, that draft pick was part of a five-player trade worked out between the Bulls and the Timberwolves last night.

Patton and All-Star Jimmy Butler join Minnesota, with three players including one drafted last night going to Chicago.

As a redshirt freshman last season, Patton was named Big East Freshman of the Year and made the All-Big East second team.