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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - Page updated at 10:06 PM

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Sonics select 7-footer with first pick

Seattle Times staff

The Sonics selected Saer Sene with the 10th overall pick in the NBA Draft today.

Sene is a 7-foot center from Senegal.

The pick was the highest the Sonics have had since 1990, when they drafted Gary Payton with the No. 2 selection.

The Sonics' first picks the past three years have been centers. Johan Petro was the pick last year with the No. 25 overall selection, and Robert Swift in 2004 with the 12th choice.

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