Orlando Magic win No. 1 overall pick in 2022 NBA Draft

2022-05-18T09:18:58+00:00 2022-05-18T09:18:58+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

18/May/22 09:18

Eurohoops.net

The Orlando Magic will be the first to select in this year’s NBA Draft after winning the Draft Lottery Tuesday

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The Orlando Magic won this year’s NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday and have been awarded the No. 1 overall pick for the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft, which will take place June 23. Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons complete the top five picks.

This marks the Magic’s fourth overall Draft Lottery win and will be able to go ahead with the first pick of this year’s draft for the first time since selecting Dwight Howard in 2004. The franchise had previously won the lottery back to back in 1992 and 1993, selecting Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber, respectively.

“The fans, the organization, it’s so exciting,” Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley told ESPN. “It’s so much to look forward to with this organization and this group and this fan base, it’s gonna be special.”

NBA Draft Lottery results

1. Magic
2. Thunder
3. Rockets
4. Kings
5. Pistons
6. Pacers
7. Trail Blazers
8. Pelicans (via Lakers)
9. Spurs
10. Wizards
11. Knicks
12. Thunder (via Clippers)
13. Hornets
14. Cavaliers

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.