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Draft blog: Bennett goes No. 1; Plumlee, Bullock go late 1st round

Posted June 27, 2013
Updated June 28, 2013

Duke's Mason Plumlee during the Blue Devils' 98-85 victory over NC State on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in Durham, NC (Photo by Jack Morton).

End of draft: NC State's CJ Leslie and Richard Howell, and Duke's Seth Curry went among those undrafted Thursday. In all, eight ACC players were selected, including Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly from Duke, Reggie Bullock from UNC, and Lorenzo Brown from NC State.

No. 52 - Minnesota - Lorenzo Brown, G, NC State: Lorenzo Brown waited a while, but was selected in the 2nd round (No. 52 overall), Thursday night in the 2013 NBA Draft.

No. 48: - LA Lakers - Ryan Kelly, F, Duke: The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke forward Ryan Kelly in the second round (No. 48 overall) Thursday night in the 2013 NBA Draft. Kelly becomes the second Duke player drafted this year and third player from the triangle.

From Twitter:

No. 46 - Denver via Utah - Erick Green, G, Virginia Tech: While CJ Leslie and Lorenzo Brown of NC State continue to wait, Virginia Tech guard Erick Green has come off the board at No. 46 to the Utah Jazz.

On Bullock: UNC head coach Roy Williams released a statement Thursday night saying about Reggie Bullock: “I am thrilled, just absolutely thrilled for the young man. I’m as ecstatic as I could possibly be. I spoke to Reggie just moments after he was selected and he’s so happy and excited. He really did a great job throughout the pre-draft process with his workouts and interviews, especially with the Clippers ... He’s going to play for an outstanding coach in Doc Rivers, a friend of mine. Doc’s going to do great things with the Clippers and I am just thrilled that Reggie is going to get a chance to be part of that success.”

1st Round: Although no UNC, Duke or NC State players went in the top-20, the ACC did produce four first-rounders.

Alex Len from Maryland was the first ACC-er to go at No. 5. Miami's Shane Larkin went at No. 18. Duke's Mason Plumlee was selected at No. 22 and UNC's Reggie Bullock got the call at No. 25.

NC State was shut out of the first round altogether with CJ Leslie and Lorenzo Brown still on the board.

Future ACC programs Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Louisville all had one first-round selection.

No. 30 - Phoenix - Nemanja Nedovic, F, Serbia: NBA outgoing commissioner David Stern made his final draft announcement as commissioner: Serbian forward Nemanja Nedovic. His first draft announcement came in 1984, a Nigerian player by the name of Hakeem Olajuwon.

Following the announcement, Olajuwon came to the stage and embraced Sterm. The second round selections will be announced by the next NBA commissioner, Adam Silver

No. 25 - LA Clippers - Reggie Bullock, G, UNC: With the No. 25 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the LA Clippers selected UNC guard Reggie Bullock. Bullock averaged 13.9 points per game last season while shooting 43.6 percent from three-point range.

No. 22 - Brooklyn - Mason Plumlee, F/C, Duke: The Brooklyn Nets selected Duke's Mason Plumlee with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 draft. Plumlee is the first player from the Triangle off the board marking the first time since 2000 that UNC, Duke and NC State were shut out of the top-20.

From Twitter:

Trades: According to multiple reports, Shane Larkin has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Also, Nogueria will go to Atlanta via Boston, via Dallas.

No. 18 - Atlanta - Shane Larkin, G, Miami: The Atlanta Hawks had two consecutive picks and chose guards with each pick. The second of them is also the second ACC player off the board: Miami's Shane Larkin.

Nos 16-17: The run on foreign-born players continues as Lucas Nogueira, C from Brazil, went No. 16 and Dennis Schroeder, G from Germany, went No. 17.

No. 15 - Milwaukee - Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpobecame the first player from Greece selected in the 1st round since 2000 (Iakovos Tsakalidis).

TRADE: The Dallas Mavericks selected Kelly Olynyk with the No. 13 pick and traded him to the Celtics. The Mavs get the 16th overall pick and two future selections.

Nos 11-12: Two future ACC schools saw players selected at No. 11 and No. 12 as Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams went to the 76ers and Pittsburgh's Steven Adams went to Oklahoma City.

TRADE: Reports are that Minnesota traded No. 9 pick Trey Burke to Utah for the No. 14 and No. 21 picks.

No. 10 - Portland - CJ McCollum, G, Lehigh: Two years ago, the 6-foot-3 Lehigh guard poured in 30 points in an NCAA Tournament win against Duke, last year he suffered a season-ending injury and tonight, he became the 10th overall pick in the NBA Draft to the Portland Trailblazers.

No. 9 - Minnesota - Trey Burke, G, Michigan: The national player of the year and a consensus All-American, Trey Burke waited to hear eight other names called.  

TRADE: Nerlens Noel was a Pelican for all of five minutes before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and a 2014 first-round pick.

No. 7 - Sacramento - Ben McLemore, G, Kansas: Sacramento opted to take the first true guard in the draft in Kansas' Ben McLemore. One potential reason for the slight slide was his affiliation with agent Rodney Blackstock - who has also recently been tied to UNC's PJ Hairston.

No. 6 - New Orleans, Nerlens Noel, F/C, Kentucky: The New Orleans Pelicans - yes, Pelicans - selected potential No. 1 pick Nerlens Noel, uniting the one-and-done Wildcat with Anthony Davis.

No. 5 - Phoenix: Alex Len, C, Maryland: The first ACC player off the board is Maryland Center Alex Len who is headed west to Arizona. The 7-foot-1 Ukranian averaged just over 11 points per game last year and less than 8 rebounds, but played his best in big gamesm scoring 23 against Kentucky and 20 against UNC.

No. 4 - Charlotte: Cody Zeller, F/C, Indiana: The Charlotte Bobcats made Cody Zeller the second Indiana player off the board in just four picks. Zeller led the Hoosiers with 16.5 points per game last season while adding 8.1 rebounds. He poured in 20 points with 8 rebounds in a blow-out win against UNC in the ACC-Bog Ten challenge last year.

Nos 2-3: After a surprising top pick, a couple potential No. 1's went two and three as Orlando took Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Washington took Georegetown's Otto Porter Jr.

No. 1  - Cleveland: Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV: With the No. 1 overall selection in the NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected forward Anthony Bennett out of UNLV. Bennett averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season. He recorded a double-double in a loss at UNC on Dec. 29 (15 points, 13 rebounds).


To take a line from Ken Medlin, mock drafts usually get mocked at. Perhaps true, but they also provide a barometer of sorts as to where fans can expect their favorite players on their teams to be selected.

Thursday night, as the NBA holds its draft, a host of players from the Triangle are expected to get their names called – when and where to are still unknowns.

According to the “experts”, Duke’s Mason Plumlee is a sure first-rounder and is likely to go in the first 20 picks. NC State guard Lorenzo Brown may also land in the late first round, but a lot of mock boards have him falling to the second. Still more boards have UNC guard Reggie Bullock falling out of the first round, but will undoubtedly get his name called.

Unlikely to go in the first round on many mock drafts are NC State forward CJ Leslie and Duke forward Ryan Kelly – although both will get slotted somewhere.

A couple players that are projected as on the fringe of draft status include NC State’s Richard Howell and Duke’s Seth Curry. Either one, if not both, may get the phone call. Either one, if not both may not. Both will get undrafted invites to a camp somewhere should the latter be the reality.

Hundreds of potential NBA stars, hundreds of unknowns and guesses.

The draft gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

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  • StunGunn Jun 28, 3:44 p.m.

    CJ needed one more year in college. Disappointed, but not surprised, he was not drafted.

    — Posted by Luv2Camp

    CJ didn't have his heart in college last year - he desperately wanted to be in the NBA, but he didn't get the feedback he wanted, so he returned for his junior year. I think his reputation as a player who took plays and sometimes entire games off, hurt his chances. Hopefully, this will be a wakeup call for him and he'll get his act together because he does have talent.

  • Hokies94 Jun 28, 2:03 p.m.

    CJ needed one more year in college. Disappointed, but not surprised, he was not drafted.

    — Posted by Luv2Camp

    He didn't need one more year. He needed one less (at least). Then he could have been drafted... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Good points. I'm happy for those they got a shot last night. Erick Green was 46th.

  • Ken D. Jun 28, 12:42 p.m.

    CJ needed one more year in college. Disappointed, but not surprised, he was not drafted.

    — Posted by Luv2Camp

    He didn't need one more year. He needed one less (at least). Then he could have been drafted based on potential. By waiting so long, he was instead graded on his performance, which didn't compare well with his potential.

  • carrboroyouth Jun 28, 11:25 a.m.

    Cannot stand Duke but I have a strong appreciation for Curry's talent. Quite shocked that he was not drafted quickly. Hope he gets a call.

  • Luv2Camp Jun 28, 11:05 a.m.

    CJ needed one more year in college. Disappointed, but not surprised, he was not drafted.

  • wlcat609 Jun 28, 10:26 a.m.

    For what its worth -- Regarding CJ's not being drafted, I imagine that the NBA folks weren't interested in a one-dimentional player (all offense and a defensive liability) with attitude problems in the past. He'll probably have to polish his defensive skills in Europe, the NDBA or perhaps in the Shavlik Summer League!

  • randdjacobs Jun 28, 9:46 a.m.

    Congrats to Plumlee. Hope Bullock, Curry, Kelly, Harris, CJ, Lo Brown, Scott Wood, and Erik... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    Kelly got drafted #48 by the Lakers. I'm surprised that Seth Curry didn't get drafted last night.

    A big "IN YO FACE" goes out to all the Ryan Kelly doubters!

  • Tizu Jun 28, 8:12 a.m.

    Really happy for Bullock. He gets that guaranteed contract that he deserves. Like to see NC... View More

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    Yes, especially having Garnett and Pierce as mentors!

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Jun 27, 10:25 p.m.

    Really happy for Bullock. He gets that guaranteed contract that he deserves. Like to see NC products play on the next level, doesn't matter if he was a Hole. He is going to be a great pro.

    Mason went where I thought he would. He should fit in nice with the Nets.

  • StunGunn Jun 27, 10:22 p.m.

    REEEEEGGGIEEE! Congrats to Bullock. Really happy for him. He should do well, especially with Doc at the helm.

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