Victor Wembanyama Headlines NBA Draft; Timberwolves Make Two Picks

(Brooklyn, NY) — The worst-kept secret became a reality during the NBA draft in Brooklyn. France’s Victor Wembanyama was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the first overall pick. Brandon Miller out of Alabama went second to the Charlotte Hornets while Scoot Henderson out of the G-League Ignite went third to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Houston Rockets selected Amen Thompson from Overtime Elite with the fourth pick while the Detroit Pistons drafted his twin brother, Ausar, with the fifth overall selection. A projected top-five pick tumbled in the draft. Villanova forward Cam Whitmore went 20th overall to the Rockets.

The Timberwolves ended up with two picks in the 2023 NBA Draft last night. The Wolves traded two future second-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs in a deal that allowed them to select G League Ignite forward Leonard Miller with the 33rd overall pick. Minnesota also selected UCLA guard Jaylen Clark with the 53rd pick.

Clark averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game with UCLA last year, while Miller scored 18 points and grabbed 11 boards per game with Ignite.

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