The top young basketball talents from around the world found out where they’re playing next in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night.
A draft class without a clear top prospect like Zion Williamson left a good deal of intrigue over how the top of the first round will go. The Timberwolves opened the night by taking Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards with the top overall pick, potentially giving them a third star next to Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
The Warriors proceeded to select Memphis big man James Wiseman with the second pick, then the Hornets took a swing on playmaking guard LaMelo Ball with the third pick.
The Bulls followed through on an emerging rumor in recent days by taking Florida State swingman Patrick Williams with the fourth overall pick. It’s the first draft pick under new president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas.
Auburn’s Isaac Okoro rounded out the top five by going to Cleveland.
Full results for the first round of this year’s NBA Draft are below.
2020 NBA Draft results – Round 1
- Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, Georgia
- Warriors: James Wiseman, Memphis
- Hornets: LaMelo Ball, Illawarra Hawks (USA)
- BULLS: Patrick Williams, Florida State
- Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro, Auburn
- Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, USC
- Pistons: Killian Hayes, Ulm (France)
- Knicks: Obi Toppin, Dayton
- Wizards: Deni Avdija, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
- Suns: Jalen Smith, Maryland
- Spurs: Devin Vassell, Florida State
- Kings: Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State
- Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr., Alabama
- Celtics: Aaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt
- Magic: Cole Anthony, North Carolina
- Pistons (via HOU): Isaiah Stewart, Washington
- Thunder (via MIN): Aleksej Pokusevski, Olympiacos Piraeus (Serbia)
- Mavericks: Josh Green, Arizona
- Pistons (via BKN): Saddiq Bey, Villanova
- Heat: Precious Achiuwa, Memphis
- 76ers: Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
- Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
- Timberwolves (via NYK): Leandro Bolmaro, Argentina
- Nuggets (via NO/MIL): RJ Hampton, NZ Breakers (USA)
- Knicks (via MIN/OKC): Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky
- Celtics: Payton Pritchard, Oregon
- Jazz: Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
- Timberwolves (via LAL): Jaden McDaniels, Washington
- Raptors: Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
- Grizzlies (via BOS): Desmond Bane, TCU