The San Antonio Spurs selected the Reading, Pennsylvania native 18th overall, putting Walker in position to play for one of the NBA’s most highly-regarded franchises and for one of the league’s all-time great coaches in Gregg Popovich.
The list, which was authored by Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz, went chalk at the top with Ayton and Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic as the top two picks and projected former University of Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV to go No. 12 overall to the Los Angeles Clippers.
University of Miami sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. announced Thursday afternoon that he intends to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.
Unfortunately, the young freshman committed two costly errors within in the final 26 seconds of Miami’s opening round game of the NCAA Tournament that ultimately allowed 11-seed Loyola-Chicago to hit a game-winning shot in the finals seconds and eliminate the 6-seed Hurricanes in a 64-62 thriller Thursday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Unfortunately, the Hurricanes (15-5, 4-4 ACC) will be without the services of guard Bruce Brown Jr. – who will undergo foot surgery and miss approximately six weeks according to a release sent out by the school Tuesday.
Duke freshman guard Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night.
Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie scored a season-high 30 points, Jose Alvarado added 12 points and Georgia Tech upset No. 15 Miami 64-54 on Wednesday night.