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Wolves get Two First Round picks in NBA Draft

(Brooklyn, NY) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had a busy opening night of the N-B-A Draft, adding two players from the first round. Minnesota began the night by trading for Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham, whom the Spurs had picked eighth overall. The Wolves gave San Antonio a 2031 unprotected first round pick and a 2030 protected pick swap to complete the deal. Minnesota then used their own 27th pick to select Illinois guard Terrence Shannon Jr. Dillingham averaged 15-point-two points and three-point-nine assists in 32 games with the Wildcats last year, while Shannon averaged 23 points per game with the Illini. Minnesota is schedule to pick at 37 in the second round this afternoon.

(Brooklyn, NY) — A brand new group of players had their lifelong hoops dreams fulfilled in the first round of the N-B-A Draft on Wednesday. The Hawks tipped off the draft by selecting French forward Zaccharie Risacher with the first overall pick. The Wizards took fellow French forward Alex Sarr second, marking the first time in N-B-A history two international players were taken with the top two picks. The Rockets picked Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard to round out the top three. U-Conn teammates Stephon Castle and Donovan Clingan were each selected in the top seven. Castle was drafted fourth by the Spurs before Clingan went seventh to the Trail Blazers. Two-time Wooden Award winner Zach Edey went ninth to the Grizzlies.

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