The University of Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards was named first by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the American Basketball League (NBA) 2020 draft.
This year’s NBA audition was held at the headquarters of the American television channel ESPN in Bristol, USA.
Timberwolves, who has the right to choose the first player in the draft, chose 19-year-old Edwards, who played the Georgia Bulldogs in the American Intercollegiate Basketball League. At 1.96 meters, Edwards finished his college career with averages of 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds.
The second choice Golden State Warriors chose 19-year-old center James Wiseman, who produced 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3 blocks per game during the 2019-20 season at the University of Memphis.
The third place pick was LaMelo Ball, the 19-year-old playmaker chosen by Charlotte Hornets. Lonzo Ball’s brother LaMelo, who plays in New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 17 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists in the Australian Basketball League, where he fought with the Illawarra Hawks form last season.
The basketball players selected in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft and their teams are as follows:
|1||Anthony Edwards||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2||James Wiseman||Golden State Warriors|
|3||LaMelo Ball||Charlotte Hornets|
|4||Patrick Williams||Chicago Bulls|
|5||Isaac Okoro||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|6||Onyeka Okongwu||Atlanta Hawks|
|7||Killian Hayes||Detroit Pistons|
|8||Obi Toppin||New York Knicks|
|9||Deni Avdija||Washington Wizards|
|10||Jalen Smith||Phoenix Suns|
|11||Devin Vassell||San antonio spurs|
|12||Tyrese Haliburton||Sacramento Kings|
|13||Kira Lewis||New Orleans Pelicans|
|14||Aaron Nesmith||Boston Celtics|
|15||Cole Anthony||Orlando Magic|
|16||Isaiah Stewart||Houston Rockets (Pistons’a takas edildi)|
|17||Alexey Pokusevsky||Minnesota Timberwolves (Oklahoma City Thunder’a takas edildi)|
|18||Josh Green||Dallas Mavericks|
|19||Saddiq Bey||Brooklyn Nets (Pistons’a takas edildi)|
|20||Precious Achiuwa||Miami Heat|
|21||Tyrese Maxey||Philadelphia 76ers|
|22||Zeke Nnaji||Denver Nuggets|
|23||Leandro Bolmaro||New York Knicks (Timberwolves’a takas edildi)|
|24||R.J. Hampton||Milwaukee Bucks (Nuggets’a takas edildi)|
|25||Immanuel Quickley||Oklahoma City Thunder (Knicks’e takas edildi)|
|26||Payton Pritchard||Boston Celtics|
|27||Udoka Azubuike||Utah Jazz|
|28||Jaden McDaniels||Los Angeles Lakers (Timberwolves’a takas edildi)|
|29||Malachi Flynn||Toronto Raptors|
|30||Desmond Bane||Boston Celtics (Grizzlies’e takas edildi)|