Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The drafts sees teams select the best young college players and eligible worldwide talent.

The Big 12 fell far short of matching its seven NCAA berths with only three first-round picks.

University of Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton became a Phoenix Sun when the team used the first pick in this year's NBA draft on the center, who played high school basketball in Phoenix.

For Ayton, the expectations that accompany the first pick were evident.

After such an eventful night, how did the Phoenix Suns fare in this year's draft?

The Dallas Mavericks has been looking for someone to replace their aging superstar Dirk Nowitzki.

The Slovenian teenager -considered one of the best prospects to come out of Europe- was picked No. 3 overall by the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night, amid reports that he would quickly be traded to Dallas for the No. 5 pick and a future first-round selection.

The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick who has spent the past year winning championships all over Europe, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma.

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Japan brought on Hotaru Yamaguchi for Shibasaki with 10 minutes remaining, replacing Osako with Leicester's Shinji Okazaki . Pekerman also subbed out experienced midfielder Juan Cuadrado earlier than anticipated in response to Sanchez's red card.

Doncic arrived in NY on Wednesday after helping Spain's Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.

"I think LeBron has more than earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does", Altman said Thursday night in an interview with ESPN. "They were very nice to me, and I think we had a very good relationship". "We weighed the pros and cons of trading it heavily and carefully and we were only going to put it in play if we had a chance to get a special player and that's how we feel about Mikal". I represent a whole nation (Bahamas) I just do that the best that I can and just help this community start over and be the best player I can possibly be.

At the national team level, he was a member of the senior men's Centrobasket squad and led the team in both points and rebounds as a high school junior.

The 7-foot-1 Ayton towered over the others, in a white unbuttoned collared shirt and a sharp blue suit, but he looked and sounded a bit tired from the whirlwind of being the No. 1 draft pick. He played in all 104 games, playoffs included, last season and averaged 34.0 points in the playoffs.

Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton answers a question during a news conference as the team introduces its new players after the NBA basketball draft Friday, June 22, 2018, in Phoenix. From Deandre Ayton going number 1 to Michael Porter Jr. falling to the 14th spot, here are the biggest winners and losers of the recently concluded draft.

"As soon as my mom and I made a decision that we were going to stay here and make Arizona our second home, we had to adapt to how American life is", Ayton said.

Marvin Bagley III, a 6ft 11in centre, was selected second by Sacramento Kings. "I haven't had the exposure in college to really guard big men, or the big men that I guard haven't really touched the ball or really do what they were supposed to do".

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