Max Christie is heading to California to open his NBA career after the Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the 35th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. A freshman out of Michigan State, Christie was 1 of 5 B1G players to come off the board in the 2nd round.

After the selection, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka discussed the decision to select Christie, a move that involved trading up to pick No. 35. According to Pelinka, the decision to select Christie was a “consensus pick” across Los Angeles’ scouts and the front office.

Pelinka went on to explain it is rare for the team to find such consensus across the board on a player. He also indicated Los Angeles likes Christie’s two-way ability and the track record of the Lakers in developing players from outside of the first round.