Ayton, who turns 20 in July, starred in his one season at Arizona, where he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, while averaging 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, and shooting 61.2 percent from the field. A University of Arizona player returning home. From Deandre Ayton going number 1 to Michael Porter Jr. falling to the 14th spot, here are the biggest winners and losers of the recently concluded draft.
The New York Times' Marc Stein and Yahoo! They finished their championship game loss to Minnesota with only three players following ejections after a near brawl. On the other hand, they used very little brainpower in passing up European sensation Luka Doncic, opting for the more physically gifted but flawed prospect in a draft where as many as five guys deserved to go first overall.
Only a year ago we saw a Chicago-Minnesota Jimmy Butler blockbuster before the draft even started, as well as Philadelphia moving up to No. 1 in a surprising deal with Boston, former No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell moving and a Dwight Howard trade (OK, we got one of those this year too earlier this week, but nobody was excited). It can be recalled that the Nuggets selected Donovan Mitchell as the 13th overall pick of last year's draft before eventually trading him to the Utah Jazz.
"I embrace it a lot". But the game showed how good Sexton was, as he scored 40 points to keep Alabama close in what became an 89-84 loss.
The days of buying into drafts at minimal cost appear to be long gone.
Deandre Ayton is learning that it's quite lonely at the top. We are going to steer away from any of those comparisons.
Trae Young, standing front and center and holding the ball in the photo, was one of the players in burgundy - and the only one not in slacks.
The Suns, were BAD last season. "We were aggressive (in the draft) and we're going to continue to be aggressive as soon as free agency starts".
A plane is flying above Barclays Center carrying three banners. If you look at where they usually draft it's in the teens to 20. The company also flew Thursday's billboards in Brooklyn.
A huge cheer went up from the several thousand fans at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday night for the draft party.
The Sacramento Kingsfollowed by taking Bagley, the Duke big man who played with Ayton at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix in 2015-16. All are 6-foot-10 or taller.
Born in the Bahamas, he moved to the Phoenix area during high school and said most of his family now lives there.
He will instantly bring competitiveness, intensity and most importantly spacing to Phoenix next year, and will give the Suns a viable option down low - something that has been missing since Amare Stoudamire left the franchise. The 6-foot-10 forward was considered a top-five pick before a back injury that required surgery limited him to three games at Missouri previous year.
A team like the Rockets with a James Harden could be one, but until James makes a decision, it's all speculation for now. Free agency begins on July 1, so keep checking back to see where the top players have signed.
Tracy-Ann, who played Den's second wife Chrissie Watts, tweeted: "Really sorry to heart about Leslie Grantham ". Den returned in the early 2000s after being supposedly killed off in 1989, before leaving for good in 2005.
The report will be presented to Congress today and has not yet been made public, but a copy was obtained by Bloomberg News . He said the Federal Bureau of Investigation betrayed both Republicans and Democrats in the 2016 presidential election .
SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive, who is Musk's first cousin and left Tesla past year , did not respond to a request for comment. Last week, Tesla laid off about 9% of its employees in an effort to cut costs and eliminate redundancies, CEO Elon Musk said.
After all the commotion, polesitter Hamilton was leading with Verstappen second, Ricciardo fourth, Vettel 11th and Bottas 13th. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain ( Mercedes ) on Saturday won the pole position for Sunday's French Grand Prix .
However, Gerardo Martino, Edgardo Bauza and even Sampaoli on occasion have attempted to play Messi out there in recent years. The win puts the Croatians into the next stage, while the two-time World Cup champs are looking at an early exit.
Disney will also take on about $13.8 billion of Fox's net debt, implying a total transaction value of about $85.1 billion. Granted, even if Fox agrees to a deal, the merger would still be subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission.
We've asked OPPO Australia for more details on a launch here and we'll let you know if there's any updates. There is also a Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition Smartphone with Super VOOC flash charge technology.
A federal appeals court has interpreted the Flores agreement to allow immigration officials to detain families for only 20 days. Meanwhile, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein - the UN's top human rights official - essentially accused the U.S. of committing child abuse.
Andrew Nabbout suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder in what is likely to be a heartbreaking end to his World Cup campaign. Jedinak has now scored the nation's last five goals in competitive matches, four of which have come from the penalty spot.
The only time the ball was in midfield was when it was passing through to either end, with the teams combined for 18 shots. In the many tournaments before we always won the first match but we have to accept this situation.
Mickelson Steps Out of Character at U.S. Open
Shinnecock Hills has been ripping apart the world's best players all week and it all must have just gotten to Mickelson. He hit his third back over the green on the other side and finally got on in four.