The 2022 NBA Draft kicked went down last night (Thursday, June 23) in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. While the top five players may not have gone in the order everyone was expecting, there were enough twists and turns throughout the night to keep even the most nonchalant basketball fans on the edge of their seat.
Putting on a show is one thing the NBA is an expert of, and this year’s draft certainly didn’t dissapoint. Well… unless you’re a Knicks fan. But if you’re like most people, you probably aren’t very familiar with several of the young ballers who finally made their NBA dreams come true.
That’s all about to change.
There’s an old saying about falling in love with athlete’s based on their highlight footage; something to the effect of ‘You never see a player’s lowlights in their highlight tape’. Which, well is true! But it doesn’t make combing through the tape any less fun!
So check out the next generation of NBA athlete here, before we’re able to watch these young boys flex on that NBA hardwood!
NBA Draft: Highlights For Every Player Selected in the First Round was originally published on zhiphopcleveland.com
1. Orlando Magic: PF Paolo Banchero, Duke
2. Oklahoma City Thunder: C Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
3. Houston Rockets: PF Jabari Smith, Auburn
4. Sacramento Kings: PF Keegan Murray, Iowa
5. Detroit Pistons: SG Jaden Ivey, Purdue
6. Indiana Pacers: SG Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
7. Portland Trail Blazers: SG Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky
8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Lakers): SG Dyson Daniels, G League
9. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jeremy Sochan, Baylor
10. Washington Wizards: SF Johnny Davis, Wisconsin
11. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Knicks): SF Ousmane Dieng, France
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Clippers): SF Jalen Williams, Santa Clara
13. Detroit Pistons (from Hornets via Knicks): C Jalen Duren, Memphis
14. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
15. Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans): C Mark Williams, Duke
16. Atlanta Hawks: SF AJ Griffin, Duke
17. Houston Rockets (via Nets): PF Tari Eason, LSU
18. Chicago Bulls: SF Dalen Terry, Arizona
19. Memphis Grizzlies (from Timberwolves): PF Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest
20. San Antonio Spurs (from Raptors): SF Malaki Branham, Ohio State
21. Denver Nuggets: SF Christian Braun, Kansas
22. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Jazz via Grizzlies): C Walker Kessler, Auburn
23. Memphis Grizzlies (from 76ers): SG David Roddy, Colorado State
24. Milwaukee Bucks: SF MarJon Beauchamp, G League
25. San Antonio Spurs (from Celtics): SG Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Mavericks via Rockets): SF Wendell Moore, Duke
27. Miami Heat: SF Nikola Jovic, Serbia
28. Golden State Warriors: PF Patrick Baldwin Jr., Milwaukee
29. Houston Rockets (from Grizzlies via Timberwolves): PG TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky
30. Denver Nuggets (from Suns via Thunder): SF Peyton Watson, UCLA
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