Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers sent out a Tweet congratulating Chris Duarte on being drafted by the Pacers on Thursday evening. 

The Pacers drafted Duarte with the 13th overall pick in the first round. 

The 24-year-old averaged 17.1 points per game for Oregon in his second season last year. 

The Tweet from Turner congratulating one of the newest members of the team can be seen in a post that is embedded below. 

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