Julius Randle, James Young selected in the top 10 of the 2014 KSTV Draft
06/16/2014 07:00 PM
The June 26 NBA Draft is still 10 days away, but KSTV didn’t want to wait to see where Julius Randle and James Young would be selected.
Mark Krebs, Bradley McKee and Ben Rainwater opted to conduct the inaugural KSTV Draft, selecting just the lottery portion with picks 1-14. With sealed envelopes, the guys determined who would be selecting where, and then the dominoes began to fall.
After Wiggins, Embid and Parker went 1-3, Marcus Smart was selected fourth to the Orlando Magic and Utah picked the Australian, Dante Exum at number five. Mark Krebs had the sixth pick, and it was time for a Cat to come off the board.
After Julius Randle was picked, power forwards began flying off the board. Aaron Gordon was picked by the Lakers. Then Sacramento chose Noah Vonleh at eighth to join up with DeMarcus Cousins.
The ninth picked belonged to Charlotte and he selected Nik Stauskas to give the Hornets backcourt some shooting. Next up was Philadelphia, and the 76ers opted to add another former UK player to the fray with Nerlens Noel.
Gary Harris then went 11th to Denver. Cleanthony Early was able to sneak into the lottery at 12 to Orlando. Minnesota then took Doug McDermott as the heir-apparent to Kevin Love. And the KSTV Draft was wrapped up with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne heading to Phoenix to join the Suns.