DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets' first-round pick, Evan Fournier, says he wants to play for the team in the upcoming season.
Fournier, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard from France, was the 20th overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The Nuggets drafted him with the idea of having the 19-year-old play one or two more years in Europe, but Fournier said he wants to stay here.
Fournier averaged 14.1 points and 3.2 rebounds playing for Poiters of the French Pro A League.
The Nuggets have 12 players under contract for the 2012-13 season. They have two restricted free agents, guard Rudy Fernandez and center JaVale McGee, and unrestricted free agent guard Andre Miller also on the roster.