LOOK: 2017 NBA Draft first round results

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Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the 2017 NBA basketball draft, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — It began with a flurry of freshmen and ended with a run on seniors.

The first round of the NBA draft is in the books. As expected, one-and-doners Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball led the way. Fultz went to the 76ers, and Ball went to the Lakers.

In all, the first seven and 12 of the first 14 picks were freshmen. A record 16 first-year players went overall.

Three of the freshmen came from Kentucky. Not surprisingly, Wildcats coach John Calipari was on hand to congratulate the future millionaires.

And while some people — among them, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver — may think the one-and-done system needs to be revamped, Calipari disagrees.

In an interview on ESPN, Calipari insisted “It’s not broken,” and said being selected in the NBA draft is the equivalent of putting a player on a so-called lifetime scholarship.

Not a single senior was selected in the first 28 picks, but that record-setting drought ended with a pair of four-year players going back-to-back. They were Derrick White of Colorado and Josh Hart of Villanova

*draft choices with additional information indicate the result of a trade, some of which have not yet been officially announced

#1 – Markelle Fultz – PG – Philadelphia 76ers

#2 – Lonzo Ball – PG – LA Lakers

#3 – Jayson Tatum – F – Boston Celtics

#4 – Josh Jackson – F – Phoenix Suns

#5 – De’Aaron Fox – PG – Sacramento Kings

#6 – Jonathan Isaac – F – Orlando Magic

#7 – Lauri Markkanen – PF/C – Chicago Bulls (from MIN)

#8 – Frank Ntilikina – PG – New York Knicks

#9 – Dennis Smith Jr. – PG – Dallas Mavericks

#10 – Zach Collins – C – Portland Trail Blazers (from SAC)

#11 – Malik Monk – SG – Charlotte Hornets

#12 – Luke Kenard – SG/SF – Detroit Pistons

#13 – Donovan Mitchell – SG – Utah Jazz (from DEN)

#14 – Bam Adebayo – C – Miami Heat

#15 – Justin Jackson – SF – Sacramento Kings (from POR)

#16 Justin Patton – C – Minnesota Timberwolves (from CHI)

#17 – DJ Wilson – PF – Milwaukee Bucks

#18 – TJ Leaf – PF – Indiana Pacers

#19 – John Collins – PF – Atlanta Hawks

#20 – Harry Giles – PF/C – Sacramento Kings (from POR)

#21 – Terrance Ferguson – SG – Oklahoma City Thunder

#22 – Jarrett Allen – C – Brooklyn Nets

#23 – OG Anunoby – SG – Toronto Raptors

#24 – Tyler Lydon – PF – Denver Nuggets (from UTA)

#25 – Anzejs Pasecniks – C – Philadelphia 76ers (from ORL)

#26 – Caleb Swanigan – PF – Portland Trail Blazers

#27 – Kyle Kuzma – PF – LA Lakers

#28 – Tony Bradley – C – Utah Jazz (from LAL)

#29 – Derrick White – PG – San Antonio Spurs

#30 – Josh Hart – SG – LA Lakers (from UTA)

 



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