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.