The Denver Nuggets selected French guard Evan Fournier with the 20th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
The 19-year-old Fournier averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists playing for Poiters in France Pro A last season. He was also a member of the French national team at the junior and youth levels.
He averaged 16.9 points for the French U20 team at the 2001 U20 European Championship.
The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Fournier worked out for the Nuggets and was considered one of the top European players in the draft.
Fournier joins an organization that already has three foreign-born players on the roster - center Timofey Mozgov (Russia), forward Danilo Gallinari (Italy) and restricted free-agent guard Rudy Fernandez.
The Nuggets' backcourt is unsettled because of injury and contract status. Reserve point guard Andre Miller is an unrestricted free agent and has said he wants a chance to start. Fernandez played just 31 games in 2011-12 and missed the last two months of the s...