It was no surprise that Deandre Ayton proudly represented Arizona and the Pac-12 when the Phoenix Suns made him the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night in New York. But the ACC (with Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr.), the Big 12 (Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Texas’ Mo Bamba) and Big East (Villanova’s Mikal Bridges) also had players who found their way into the top-10 overall selections.
To recap the evening, here is the list of top-10 Diehards picks, with links to stories for some of the players:
1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona | Story here
2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III, C, Duke | Story here
5. Dallas Mavericks: Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma (traded to Atlanta Hawks) | Story here
6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas | Story here
7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr., C, Duke | Story here
10. Philadelphia 76ers: Mikal Bridges, SF, Villanova (traded to Phoenix Suns)