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Four ACC Players Drafted in First Round

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Bub Carrington led off the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday night in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Carrington, selected No. 14 by the Washington Wizards, was the first player from the ACC selected in this year’s draft. He became the fourth-highest drafted player from Pitt with the honor as well. Carrington makes this the 16th-straight draft with an ACC player selected in the lottery.

In addition to Carrington, Duke’s Jared McCain, another freshman, was picked 16th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Next, Miami’s Kyshawn George was selected No. 24 by the Knicks (traded to Wizards), and Virginia’s Ryan Dunn went No. 28 overall to Denver, who proposed to trade him to the Phoenix Suns.

One of the notable players who attended the draft but did not get picked in the first round was Duke forward Kyle Filipowski.

The NBA Draft continues at 4 p.m. est on Thursday on ESPN. Pitt sharpshooter Blake Hinson is looking to make his mark on professional basketball and is a hopeful draft pick tomorrow. Hinson caught up with Pittsburgh Sports Now this past week to discuss his NBA Draft preparation, talk about his most memorable moment at Pitt, and much more. Carrington also joined PSN for the show this week, and spoke about his future in the NBA and gave his thoughts on this year’s Pitt team as well.

 

According to a press release from the conference, “The ACC is the only conference with multiple selections in every draft over the last 16 years.” There have been almost 90 ACC players drafted since 2009 (88).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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