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Bulls take UNM's Snell at No. 20 in draft

Updated: 06/27/2013 10:48 PM | Created: 06/27/2013 8:47 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Andrew Seligman, AP Sports Writer

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bulls have selected New Mexico's Tony Snell with the 20th pick in the NBA draft, adding help on the perimeter.

The Bulls decided to add a wing player rather than a big man and went with a 6-foot-7 guard who is considered a top-notch shooter.

Snell converted 39 percent of his 3-pointers while averaging 12.5 points as a junior for the Lobos last season and helps fill a big need on the outside for Chicago. He is considered a solid defender who can guard multiple positions, which had to please coach Tom Thibodeau.

The Bulls also held the 49th pick Thursday night.

Snell joins a team getting superstar Derrick Rose back and eyeing a return to contention in the Eastern Conference.

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