Marvin Bagley III was selected No. 2 overall by the Sacramento Kings, and Wendell Carter Jr. went No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls. For the third time in program history, two Blue Devils were picked in the top-10 of the same draft.
Duke has fully embraced the one-and-done culture. pic.twitter.com/ZLvR4yITg2— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 21, 2018
Bagley’s former high school teammate DeAndre Ayton went No. 1 overall to the Phoenix Suns. Bagley grew up a Suns fan but is content with being drafted by Sacramento. “They’re starting to kind of build out and build new things,” said Bagley “I had a great feeling when I went there, just from the people that I met walking outside and seeing how friendly the people were and just meeting new people and meeting the front office and everybody involved with the Kings. I had a great feeling, especially working out, talking to Peja (Stojakovic), Vlade (Divac), the owner. Everybody, man, they gave me a good vibe and a good feeling about building something. I’m super excited to get down there and start building something.” “Marvin was as good as anyone in college basketball last season,” Coach K said. “A high double-double guy, and no one runs – as a big guy – any better. He’s shown he can put the ball on the floor, and he can shoot. He’s just going to get better. He’s a position-less big guy, which in today’s NBA is important.”
Duke, Kentucky and Kansas have the most lottery picks since 1999. No surprise. pic.twitter.com/wtZs6lDSGJ— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 22, 2018
Gary Trent Jr. was drafted No. 37 by the Sacramento Kings but was traded shortly after to the Portland Trail Blazers for two future second-round picks. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Trail Blazers see Trent Jr. playing a key role as a rookie as the former five-star recruit is one of the best shooters in the 2018 draft and will fit right in with the talented backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Canadian Star @RjBarrett6 is the projected No. 1 pick in 2019 after a one-and-done at Duke.Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson also projected Top 10s. https://t.co/U9peq8RR6d — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 21, 2018
Three of Duke’s incoming freshman are projected to go in the top-10 of the 2019 NBA Draft, according to ESPN. The consensus No. 1 player in the class of 2018 R.J. Barrett is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the draft while Cam Reddish is No. 3 (Atlanta Hawks) and Zion Williamson is No. 7 (New York Knicks). Photo: NBA.com
Some key undrafted guys:Rawle Alkins Allonzo Trier Trevon Duval Malik Newman — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 22, 2018