76ers select Washington's Markelle Fultz No. 1 in NBA Draft

Feb 25 2017 New York NY USA Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington and center Jahlil Okafor defend against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn during second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphi

"Frank is a complete player", Demps said. It's always a special night, and something I - as well as the team here at The Sixer Sense - have been avidly waiting for since the beginning of the collegiate season.

Denver is loading up on Canadian content. Jamal Murray, of Kitchener, Ont., was the seventh pick in 2016 and made the all-rookie team.

While nothing is guaranteed, the consensus seems to be that those three players will still be on the board for the Suns, and in some ways they probably could not go wrong with any of them. "I just can't wait to go out and prove it". "I refuse to fail, period".

In his one year with the Huskies, Fultz led all freshmen with 23.2 points, and added 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games, while showcasing top-pick talent despite playing on a team that finished a 9-22 campaign with 13 consecutive losses. Fultz also led the Pac-12 in scoring by nearly five points, giving UW the league's scoring crown for the second-straight year.

He fills a Phoenix need with his defense.

"If he can shoot the ball at an above-average level", McDonough said, "he can be a star".

Duke's Jayson Tatum is projected to be the area's first player off the board but N.C. State's Dennis Smith, ACC player of the year Justin Jackson of North Carolina and Duke sophomore Luke Kennard should all join him in the first round if not in the lucrative lottery.

But will they love him enough to take the time to let Mika develop? "We are a team on the rise in so many different ways". "I think organizationally we really haven't missed a beat. We're trying to see if we can do something similar".

The person, who spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn't been announced, says New Orleans received Jackson, the 31st overall choice in the National Basketball Association draft, in exchange for the Pelicans' 40th overall draft choice and cash. They have the No. 3 pick in the draft, which they acquired from the 76ers via the Sacramento Kings.

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But the real questions about Jackson's character center around an incident in December when he allegedly made verbal threats of violence to a Kansas women's basketball player, in addition to doing about $1,000 of damage to her vehicle according to the police.

He agreed to a diversion program that requires him to go to anger management class among other things in order to have the misdemeanor offense dismissed.

"I think July is the busiest time of the year", Ainge said.

"I know, it's the best night ever", Tatum said. "I did", he said. I think the whole situation was really blown out of proportion just because I am who I am. It wasn't as bad as everybody made it out to be. I did. I admitted to it from Day 1 when it was brought up.

Michigan's D.J. Wilson is headed to Milwaukee after the Bucks took the 6-foot-10 forward with the 17th overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday night. He also averaged 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game with a 55.8 shooting percentage.

The first seven picks in in the draft were freshmen, including Markelle Fultz, who was the No. 1 selection by the Philadelphia 7ers. If Mika isn't selected, he'll likely participate in summer leagues, possibly Orlando or Utah and then Las Vegas. Now it has and the Wolves, in a playoff drought stretching over a decade, finally appear to be on the way back to relevance.

Arthroscopic knee surgery last October limited Giles during his lone season with the Blue Devils.