The Phoenix Suns play in the heart of Pac-12 country, so it’s only fitting that the majority of their selections in the 2018 NBA Draft came from the Conference of Champions.
While Arizona big man Deandre Ayton was the main attraction, going No. 1 overall, the Suns also had the second-to-last pick in the second round and used it on another Pac-12 player: Colorado guard George King.
— Colorado Buffaloes Men's Basketball (@CUBuffsMBB) June 22, 2018
The 6-foot-6 King averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last season as a senior. For his career he scored 1,294 points and started 89 games, shooting 40.1 percent from 3-point range in the process.
I need me a George King Suns jersey asap!!!
— McKinley Wright IV (@kin_wright25) June 22, 2018
Colorado had a player drafted for the second year in a row following Derrick White’s selection in the first round in 2017. In the last 6 drafts the Buffaloes have had 4 players picked, the others being Spencer Dinwiddie in 2014 and Andre Roberson in 2013.