10 European players selected in the 2018 NBA draft

2018-06-22T09:49:47+00:00 2018-06-22T12:57:51+00:00.

Giorgos Efkarpides

22/Jun/18 09:49


Check out which teams picked up young European talent in this year’s NBA draft.

By George Efkarpides/ info@eurohoops.net

As expected, Slovenian stud Luka Doncic was a top-5 pick and after the Mavericks traded up to get him from Atlanta at no.3, it was the rest of the young European ballers on the clock.

21-year-old German, Moe Wagner was selected with 25th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Michigan product was the second European player selected in the first round.

With the 29th overall pick, the Brooklyn Nets selected Bosnian wing Dzanan Musa who previously played for Cedevita and has been a pro since the age of 16.

The second round opened with Elie Okobo as the Suns drafted the French point-guard with the 31st overall pick.

Phoenix was desperately in need of a point-guard and the former Pau-Orthez player should get plenty of opportunity in his rookie campaign.

Later on, the Lakers selected German youngster, Isaac Bonga with the 39th pick even though the youngster is expected to remain in Germany for Frankfurt Skyliners for next season.

Shortly after, the Nets selected 20-year-old Latvian forward Rodion Kurucs, who was then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Washington Wizards drafted Isuuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick. The 18-year-old Ukranian prospect will likely remain overseas for further development.

The 47th overall pick was also a Ukranian guard as the Lakers selected 20-year old Svi Mykhailiuk who spent four years in Kansas.

Arnoldas Kulboka was selected 55th overall by the Charlotte Hornets. The 20-year-old Lithuanian forward was named FIBA Champions League Best Young Player in 2018 and and is expected to stay in Europe for the near future.

Finally, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s younger brother, Κostas, was the 60th pick of the NBA draft as he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers who then traded his rights to the Dallas Mavericks where he will join Luka Doncic.

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