Banchero played the first season for the Duke university team with averages of 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He graduated 39. “I can’t believe what happened right now. I plan to give Orlando everything I can,” Banchero said. It is the first European number one in the NBA draft after sixteen years. He followed in the footsteps of his compatriot Andrea Bargnani.
Orlando was the NBA’s second worst team last season with a record 22 victories in 82 games. She was the first to pick for the fourth time in history after winning the draft lottery.
Holmgren’s two became the highest selected basketball player from Gonzaga’s university team. He beat Adam Morrison, who was chosen third in 2006 by the Charlotte Bobcats. The Minneapolis native had an average of 14.1 points, a 9.9 rebound and equaled 117 blocks in one university season record. “I’m experiencing about a thousand emotions at once, and yet I don’t have the words to describe it. Everything I’ve been looking forward to for so long has happened. OKC – let’s do it,” he said.
In addition to Holmgren, Thunder won the eleventh French winger Ousmane Dieng, followed immediately by Jalen Williams. He is the first Santa Clara player to be elected at such an early stage of the draft since the legendary Steve Nash. In 1996, Nashe chose the Phoenix Suns as the fifteenth in a row.
The third Smith, who was the favorite of the draft, did not solve the third place. His new Houston Rockets team was the worst overall in the competition with 20 wins and 62 defeats. “Thanks to my shooting skills and defensive play, I can adapt to any system in the NBA,” Smith said.
As last year, no Czech basketball player entered the talent selection. The last drafted Czech was a tailor two years ago, who was chosen by Washington and then replaced in Oklahoma.