Interesting Facts About The NBA Draft

interesting facts about the nba draft

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Duke’s latest sensation Zion Williamson is expected by all essentially to be the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Zion is a left handed shooter.

How many lefties have been drafted #1 overall in the NBA Draft? The answer is just three.

David Robinson – 1987 San Antonio Spurs

Ben Simmons – 2016 Philadelphia 76ers

Bob Lanier – 1970 Detroit Pistons

Other interesting facts about the NBA Draft:

Since 2000, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had the #1 overall pick 4 times.

The Philadelphia 76ers had the #1 overall pick two years in a row recently – in 2016 and 2017.

The San Diego Rockets drafted #1 overall in 1968. They selected Elvin Hayes.

The Boston Celtics have only selected #1 overall once. It was in 1950 when they chose Charlie Share from Bowling Green.

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