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Two Former CSI MBB players selected in 2013 NBA Draft
 July 1, 2013

TWIN FALLS - They played together at the College of Southern Idaho in 2009-2010 and now they are connected for another reason. Former Eagles Carrick Felix and Pierre Jackson were selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday.

Felix, who red-shirted for CSI in 2008-2009 with an injury and played the following year, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 33rd overall pick. Jackson, the NJCAA Player of Year in 2011 and a key player in CSI's third NJCAA National Championship, was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 42nd pick.

Jackson will likely end up with the New Orleans Pelicans as it was reported that the 76ers traded Jackson and Jrue Holiday for Center Nerlens Noel and a 2014 protected first-round pick.

Prior to Felix and Jackson, former CSI players Ron Behagen, Tim Bassett, Ricky Sobers, Ed Gray and Kim Goetz were all selected in the NBA draft. Only Behagen, Gray and Sobers were first round selections.

Felix averaged 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles in 2009-2010, helping CSI to a 20-12 overall record. Instead of returning the next season, Felix became the first junior college player to sign at Duke University. He later asked for and was granted a release and went back to his home state of Arizona to play for Arizona State, where he averaged 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds his senior season, earning all-defensive Pac-12 honors.

Jackson led the Eagles his sophomore season with 18.6 points and 4.4 assists per game in leading CSI to a national championship. Along the way, he garnered Region 18 Player of the Year honors, NJCAA National Player of the Year honors and NJCAA National Tournament MVP honors.

From CSI, Jackson finished his collegiate career at Baylor University, leading the Bears to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight his junior season and the NIT Championship is senior season. At Baylor, Jackson was second-team all-Big 12 twice as well as AP honorable mention All-American in 2013.

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