The Detroit Pistons selected Florida forward Vernon Macklin with the 52nd overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Macklin is Detroit's third pick in this year's draft and their second of the second round.
Macklin began his college career at Georgetown, but he transferred after only two seasons with the Hoyas. After sitting out the 2008-09 season to redshirt, Macklin averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Florida Gators in 2009-10. This past season, Macklin put up similar numbers, averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
With Macklin being picked, the Pistons have now used all three of their 2011 NBA Draft picks. In the first round, Detroit selected Kentucky guard Brandon Knight after he fell to them. Earlier in the second round, with the 33rd overall pick, the Pistons took Duke forward Kyle Singler.
Barring a last-minute trade to acquire one of the final picks, the Pistons are done for the night and for the 2011 NBA Draft.