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HAWKS SELECT JEFF TEAGUE IN FIRST ROUND OF 2009 NBA DRAFT
Sergiy Gladyr selected in Second Round

ATLANTA, GA (June 25, 2009)-- The Atlanta Hawks tonight selected guard Jeff Teague from Wake Forest University with the 19th overall pick in first round and Sergiy Gladyr, a Ukrainian-native with the 49th overall choice (second round) of the 2009 NBA Draft.

“Jeff is a talented player, who is a multi-positional player, which is a huge plus,” said Hawks General Manager Rick Sund. “He’s played at a high level in one of the toughest conferences in the country and we’re excited to add a player of his caliber to our club.”

“Jeff has a lot of ability and his style fits the NBA very well,” said Hawks Coach Mike Woodson. “The fact he can score, push the ball, and get his shot anytime he wants says a lot. There’s a major learning curve for all point guards that come in our league, but I think he has the savvy and intelligence to become a good point guard.”

An early-entrant candidate for the 2009 Draft, Teague was an All-American selection by several organizations and All-ACC Second Team, following his sophomore season for the Demon Deacons. He led Wake Forest in assists (3.5, 7th in ACC), steals (1.9, 3rd), 3FG% (.441) and FT% (.817, 9th), while averaging 18.8 points (5th) and shooting .485 from the field (7th). The 6’2 guard scored in double-figures in all 31 games and tallied 20-plus points on 12 occasions.

Teague was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2007-08 after averaging 13.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a team-leading 1.8 steals. In 61 career games (52 starts), he averaged 16.4 points, 3.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals (.462 FG%, .421 3FG%, .812 FT%).

Jeffrey Demarco Teague was born June 10, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended Pike High School. He will wear uniform number 0.

Gladyr (born October 17, 1989), a Ukraine-native, has played professionally for five years in his home country. Last season the 6’5 guard averaged 15.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals (.452 FG%, .364 3FG%, .812 FT%) for MBC Mykolaiv.