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2024 NBA DRAFT NEWS, NOTES AND ANALYSIS
"Last fall, over 100 NBA scouts filled the Dollar Loan Center to watch a pair of players who were already bona fide stars and would go on to be the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in the NBA Draft in June. It was a matchup of the ages as Victor Wembanyama solidified himself as the best player in his draft class, while Scoot Henderson looked like a future franchise point guard in a pair of exhibition games between the G League Ignite and Paris-based Metropolitans 92. It was 10 months from the NBA Draft and everyone knew who the top players in the draft were. There were several teams that made strategic moves to position themselves in a favorable spot for the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery. The 2024 NBA Draft class is significantly different with no surefire No. 1 player, and the top of the draft is considered wide open." - Yahoo Sports, Sept. 7, 2023
"Over the summer, the Ignite signed seven young players to the program, including two of the top players in this senior high school class, Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland. Buzelis is a 6-foot-10 versatile forward who shows glimpses of tremendous upside as an inside-out player and perimeter threat. Holland was the best player on the court during the McDonald's All-American Game in March and generated a ton of early buzz with NBA scouts after a strong performance." - Yahoo Sports, Sept. 7, 2023
2023 NBA DRAFT
The 2023 NBA Draft was June 22.
Victor Wembanyama went first to the Spurs, Brandon Miller second to Hornets, Scoot Henderson third to Blazers, Amen Thompson 4th to Rockets, Ausur Thompson 5th to Pistons, Anthony Black 6th to Magic, Bilal Coulibaly 7th to Pacers (traded to Wizards), Jarace Walker 8th to Wizards (traded to Pacers), Taylor Hendricks 9th to Jazz, Cason Wallace 10th to Mavericks (traded to Thunder), Jett Howard 11th to Magic, Dereck Lively II 12th to Thunder (traded to Mavs), Gradey Dick 13th to Raptors, Jordan Hawkins 14th to Pelicans, and Kobe Bufkin 15th to Hawks.
2023 NBA DRAFT RESULTS NOTES
The San Antonio Spurs selected Metropolitans 92 forward-center Victor Wembanyama of France with the first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. He is the 14th international player to be selected with the top pick and the highest-drafted French player ever.
San Antonio made the first pick in the NBA Draft for the third time in franchise history. San Antonio previously selected David Robinson (1987) and Tim Duncan (1997) with the No. 1 pick.
In the Lottery era (since 1985), the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft the most (five times). The Orlando Magic is second with four such selections.
This is the first time in 14 years that a college freshman was not selected with the first pick in the NBA Draft. Before this year, the last non-freshman to be selected first overall was Oklahoma sophomore Blake Griffin in 2009.
This past season, the 19-year-old Wembanyama became the youngest MVP in French league history after leading France LNB Pro A in scoring, rebounding and blocks. He was also named the Defensive Player of the Year.
The Charlotte Hornets franchise made the second pick in the NBA Draft for fourth time in franchise history, selecting Alabama forward Brandon Miller. Charlotte’s previous selections at No. 2 were Alonzo Mourning (1992), Emeka Okafor (2004) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012).
Miller is the third top-five pick in Alabama history, joining Leon Douglas (No. 4 in 1976) and Antonio McDyess (No. 2 in 1995). Miller was the first player to win SEC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Tournament MVP honors in the same season.
The Portland Trail Blazers picked third overall in the NBA Draft for the first time, selecting NBA G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson. It was their highest pick since selecting Greg Oden with the top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Henderson is the seventh draft pick in the three-year history of NBA G League Ignite, joining Jalen Green (second overall), Jonathan Kuminga (seventh) and Isaiah Todd (31st) in 2021 and Dyson Daniels (eighth), MarJon Beauchamp (24th) and Jaden Hardy (37th) in 2022.
Henderson was the first player to sign with NBA G League Ignite for two seasons. He was ranked the No. 7 prospect by ESPN in the Class of 2022 before reclassifying to graduate high school a year early.
The Houston Rockets picked fourth overall in the NBA Draft for the first time, selecting Overtime Elite guard Amen Thompson. The Rockets made picks in the top three in each of the previous two years, selecting Jalen Green (No. 2 in 2021) and Jabari Smith Jr. (No. 3 in 2022).
The Detroit Pistons picked fifth overall for the second consecutive year, selecting Overtime Elite guard Ausar Thompson. The Pistons have made five picks in the top five in the Lottery era: Grant Hill (1994), Darko Milicic (2003), Cade Cunningham (2021), Jaden Ivey (2022) and [insert player] (2023).
With the selections of Overtime Elite guards and twin brothers Amen Thompson by the Houston Rockets with fourth pick and Ausar Thompson by the Detroit Pistons with the fifth pick, it marked the first time in NBA Draft history that two brothers were selected in the top 10 of the same draft.
Amen Thompson and Ausar Thompson are the second pair of twin brothers to be selected back-to-back in the NBA Draft, joining Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, the 13th and 14th picks in the 2011 NBA Draft, respectively.
Arkansas guard Anthony Black, who was selected by the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick, became the school’s first top-10 pick since Joe Johnson in 2001 (No. 10).
After not making a selection in the top nine from 1990-2021, the Indiana Pacers picked in the top seven for the second straight season, selecting Metropolitans 92 forward Bilal Coulibaly of France. Last year, the Pacers chose 2022-23 Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team selection Bennedict Mathurin with the sixth pick.
With the selections of Victor Wembanyama with the first pick and Bilal Coulibaly with the seventh pick, it marks the first time that two French players were selected in the top 10 of the same NBA Draft. Wembanyama and Coulibaly were teammates this past season with Metropolitans 92.
Houston forward Jarace Walker, who was selected by the Washington Wizards with the eighth pick, became the school’s highest draft pick since Hakeem Olajuwon was selected with the first pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
The Wizards’ selection of Jarace Walker with the eighth pick is their highest pick since selecting Otto Porter Jr. with the third pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Central Florida forward Taylor Hendricks, who was selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth pick, became the first player in school history to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.
2023 NBA DRAFT PREVIEW NEWS
June 14, 2023: According to ESPN.com, the following players have been invited to the 2023 NBA Draft green room: "Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson, Amen Thompson, Ausar Thompson, Cameron Whitmore, Jarace Walker, Anthony Black, Taylor Hendricks, Gradey Dick, Bilal Coulibaly, Cason Wallace, Nick Smith, Dereck Lively II, Kobe Bufkin, Jalen Hood-Schifino, Jett Howard, Jordan Hawkins and Keyonte George."
June 13, 2023: • Final 2023 NBA Draft Early Entry list
May 16, 2023: • Spurs win 2023 NBA Draft Lottery
April 17, 2023: • Ties broken for order of selection in 2023 NBA Draft
The 2022 NBA Draft took place June 23.
KEY 2022 NBA DRAFT INFO LINKS
• 2022 NBA draft by the numbers: interesting stats and info
• 2022 NBA Draft Lottery results
• 2021 NBA draft early entry list
• 2022 NBA draft order
• With 10th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Wizards selected Johnny Davis
• With 9th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Spurs selected Jeremy Sochan
• With 8th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Pelicans selected Dyson Daniels
• With 7th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe
• With 6th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Pacers selected Bennedict Mathurin
• With 5th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Pistons selected Jaden Ivey
• With 4th pick in 2022 NBA draft, Kings selected Keegan Murray
• With 3rd pick in 2022 NBA draft, Rockets selected Jabari Smith Jr.
• With 2nd pick in 2022 NBA draft, Thunder selected Chet Holmgren
• Orlando Magic select Paolo Banchero with first pick in 2022 NBA Draft
2022 NBA DRAFT RESULTS
2022 NBA DRAFT FIRST ROUND RESULTS
1. Magic draft Paolo Banchero (Duke)
2. Thunder draft Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)
3. Rockets draft Jabari Smith (Auburn)
4. Kings draft Keegan Murray (Iowa)
5. Pistons draft Jaden Ivey (Purdue)
6. Pacers draft Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona)
7. Blazers draft Shaedon Sharpe (Kentucky)
8. Pelicans draft Dyson Daniels (G League Ignite)
9. Spurs draft Jeremy Sochan (Baylor)
10. Wizards draft Johnny Davis (Wisconsin)
11. Knicks draft Ousmane Dieng (New Zealand Breakers) Traded to OKC
12. Thunder draft Jalen Williams (Santa Clara)
13. Hornets draft Jalen Duren (Memphis) Traded to DET in 3-team deal
14. Cavaliers draft Ochai Agbaji (Kansas)
15. Hornets draft Mark Williams (Duke)
16. Hawks draft A.J. Griffin (Duke)
17. Rockets draft Tari Eason (LSU)
18. Bulls draft Dalen Terry (Arizona)
19. Timberwolves draft Jake LaRavia (Wake Forest) Reportedly traded to MEM
20. Spurs draft Malaki Branham (Ohio State)
21. Nuggets draft Christian Braun (Kansas)
22. Grizzlies draft Walker Kessler (Auburn) Reportedly traded to MIN
23. Sixers draft David Roddy (Colorado State) Traded to MEM
24. Bucks draft MarJon Beauchamp (G League Ignite)
25. Spurs draft Blake Wesley (Notre Dame)
26. Mavericks draft Wendell Moore Jr. (Duke) Reportedly traded to MIN
27. Heat draft Nikola Jovic (Mega Mozzart)
28. Warriors draft Patrick Baldwin Jr. (Milwaukee)
29. Grizzlies draft TyTy Washington Jr. (Kentucky) Reportedly traded to MIN
30. Thunder draft Peyton Watson (UCLA) Traded to DEN
2022 NBA DRAFT SECOND ROUND RESULTS
31. Pacers draft Andrew Nembhard (Gonzaga)
32. Magic draft Caleb Houstan (Michigan)
33. Raptors draft Christian Koloko (Arizona)
34. Thunder draft Jaylin Williams (Arkansas)
35. Lakers draft Max Christie (Michigan State)
36. Blazers draft Gabriele Procida (Fortitudo Bologna) Reportedly traded to DET
37. Kings draft Jaden Hardy (G League Ignite) Traded to DAL
38. Spurs draft Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee) Traded to MEM
39. Cavaliers draft Khalifa Diop (Gran Canaria)
40. Timberwolves draft Bryce McGowens (Nebraska) Traded to CHA
41. Pelicans draft EJ Liddell (Ohio State)
42. Knicks draft Trevor Keels (Duke)
43. Clippers draft Moussa Diabate (Michigan)
44. Hawks draft Ryan Rollins (Toldeo) Reportedly traded to GSW
45. Hornets draft Josh Minott (Memphis)
46. Pistons draft Ismael Kamagate (Paris Basketball) Traded to DEN
47. Grizzlies draft Vince Williams Jr. (VCU)
48. Timberwolves draft Kendall Brown (Baylor) Reportedly traded to IND
49. Cavaliers draft Isaiah Mobley (USC)
50. Timberwolves draft Matteo Spagnolo (Vanoli Cremona)
51. Warriors draft Tyrese Martin (UConn) Reportedly traded to ATL
52. Pelicans draft Karlo Matkovic (Mega Mozzart)
53. Celtics draft JD Davison (Alabama)
54. Wizards draft Yannick Nzosa (Unicaja Malaga)
55. Warriors draft Gui Santos (Minas) Reportedly traded to MIL
56. Cavaliers draft Luke Travers (Perth)
57. Blazers draft Jabari Walker (Colorado)
58. Pacers draft Hugo Besson (New Zealand Breakers) Reportedly traded to MIL
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