Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.
Inglis was drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.
"I was surprised but I was so happy for that," Inglis said of being chosen by Milwaukee. "The Bucks are a young team, and I'm so glad to be part of this project."
Inglis will be in training camp with the Bucks.
Inglis has a 7-3 wingspan and exhibits good footwork, and scouts believe he can be a quality defender in the NBA.
"My game is all about being versatile," Inglis said. "I try to be an all-around player.
"My first strength might be rebounding. Defense, passing the ball. That's the stuff I can bring to a team right now.
"I've got to work on decision-making, my shooting game. I'm in some good hands. I've got coach (Jason) Kidd and the Bucks organization."
Inglis has not signed a contract yet but said he expects to do that relatively soon. He will return to France before coming back to Milwaukee in late August or early September.
"Then I will start playing basketball, finally, after a summer without playing," Inglis said. "I miss basketball."