The night of Victor Wembanyama, as predicted. The talented Frenchman was chosen with the first overall call-up from the San Antonio Spurs.
Few other surprises in the Draft NBA 2023. The Hornets spent the second overall pick on Brandon Miller who in recent days has surpassed Scoot Henderson (named to #3 by Portland), despite some singular statements about Michael Jordan.
In history, the twins Amen e Ausar Thompson, the first pair of brothers chosen in the top five positions of the same draft. For Amen there will be Houston, for Ausar a future in Detroit, after both went through Overtime Elite, the G-League and NCAA alternative development league recently created by the American media house.
This is the full order of choices.
1. Spurs draft Victor Wembanyama (Metropolitans 92)
2. Hornets draft Brandon Miller (Alabama)
3. Blazers draft Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite)
4. Rockets draft Amen Thompson (Overtime Elite)
5. Pistons draft Ausar Thompson (Overtime Elite)
6. Magic draft Anthony Black (Arkansas)
7. Pacers draft Bilal Coulibaly (Metropolitans 92) – Traded to Wizards
8. Wizards draft Jarace Walker (Houston) – Traded to Pacers
9. Jazz draft Taylor Hendricks (Central Florida)
10. Mavericks draft Cason Wallace (Kentucky) – Traded to Thunder
11. Magic draft Jett Howard (Michigan)
12. Thunder draft Dereck Lively II (Duke) – Traded to Mavericks
13. Raptors draft Gradey Dick (Kansas)
14. Pelicans draft Jordan Hawkins (Connecticut)
15. Hawks draft Kobe Bufkin (Michigan)
16. Jazz draft Keyonte George (Baylor)
17. Lakers draft Jalen Hood-Schifino (Indiana)
18. Heat draft Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA)
19. Warriors draft Brandin Podziemski (Santa Clara)
20. Rockets draft Cam Whitmore (Villanova)
21. Nets draft Noah Clowney (Alabama)
22. Nets draft Dariq Whitehead (Duke)
23. Blazers draft Kris Murray (Iowa)
24. Kings draft Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Marquette) – Reportedly traded to Mavericks
25. Grizzlies draft Marcus Sasser (Houston) – Traded to Pistons.
26. Pacers draft Ben Sheppard (Belmont)
27. Hornets draft Nick Smith Jr. (Arkansas)
28. Jazz draft Brice Sensabaugh (Ohio State)
29. Pacers draft Julian Strawther (Gonzaga) – Traded to Nuggets
30. LA Clippers draft Kobe Brown (Missouri)
31. Pistons draft James Nnaji (FC Barcelona) – Reportedly traded to Celtics.
32. Pacers draft Jalen Pickett (Penn State)- Traded to Nuggets
33. Spurs draft Leonard Miller (G League Ignite) – Traded to Timberwolves
34. Hornets draft Colby Jones (Xavier) – Reportedly traded to Kings.
35. Celtics draft Julian Phillips (Tennessee) – Reportedly traded to Bulls
36. Magic draft Andre Jackson Jr. (Connecticut) – Traded to Bucks
37. Thunder draft Hunter Tyson (Clemson) – Traded to Nuggets.
38. Kings draft Jordan Walsh (Arkansas) – Reportedly traded to Celtics
39. Hornets draft Mouhamed Gueye (Washington State) – Reportedly traded to Hawks
40. Nuggets draft Maxwell Lewis (Pepperdine) – Reportedly traded to Lakers (via Pacers)
41. Hornets draft Amari Bailey (UCLA)
42. Wizards draft Tristan Vukcevic (Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade)
43. Blazers draft Rayan Rupert (NZ Breakers)
44. Spurs draft Sidy Cissoko (G League Ignite)
45. Grizzlies draft Gregory Jackson II (South Carolina)
46. Hawks draft Seth Lundy (Penn State)
47. Lakers draft Mojave King (G League Ignite) – Reportedly traded to Pacers
48. Clippers draft Jordan Miller (Miami)
49. Cavaliers draft Emoni Bates (Eastern Michigan)
50. Thunder draft Keyontae Johnson (Kansas State)
51. Nets draft Jalen Wilson (Kansas)
52. Suns draft Toumani Camara (Dayton)
53. Timberwolves draft Jaylen Clark (UCLA)
54. Kings draft Jalen Slawson (Furman)
55. Pacers draft Isaiah Wong (Miami)
56. Grizzlies draft Tarik Biberovic (Fenerbahce Beko)
57. Wizards draft Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana) – Reportedly traded to the Warriors
58. Bucks draft Chris Livingston (Kentucky)
There were only 58 call-ups because Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls were deprived of their second-round pick due to prohibited behavior before free agency.