Longmont graduate Justinian Jessup selected in the NBA Draft

(Boise State Athletics)

Justinian Jessup, a 2016 graduate of Longmont High School, was selected in the NBA Draft on Wednesday night.

Jessup, who went on to star at Boise State and played this summer in the Australian National Basketball League, was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round with the No. 51 overall pick.

Jessup is the 25th former Colorado high school basketball player to be selected in the NBA Draft, and the first since Legend alum Derrick White was taken in 2017. Jessup is the first Longmont alum to be drafted.

At Longmont, Jessup was a two-time first-team all-state selection, including the Class 4A player of the year in 2015. He averaged 14.6 points per game during his career, including 18.3 as a senior. His 309 career steals rank seventh all-time.

Upon graduating, Jessup moved on to Boise State, where he ultimately set school and conference records for three-pointers made in a career with 325. He also set a school record with 98 three-pointers in 2019-20.

Jessup is the only player in Boise State history to collect 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 steals and 50 blocked shots.

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