Each first-round NBA Draft choose in Kentucky basketball historical past

Kentucky's TyTy Washington celebrates making a three-pointer against Vanderbilt during the SEC Tournament on March 11.

Kentucky’s TyTy Washington celebrates making a three-pointer towards Vanderbilt through the SEC Match on March 11.

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2022 NBA Draft protection

A pair of Kentucky basketball gamers — Shaedon Sharpe and TyTy Washington — have been chosen within the first spherical of the 2022 NBA Draft. Click on under for the Lexington Herald-Chief’s protection from Thursday night time.

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The Kentucky basketball staff’s pair of 2022 NBA Draft picks Thursday night time saved this system within the all-time lead for first-round alternatives.

Shaedon Sharpe was the primary off the board at No. 7 to the Portland Path Blazers, and TyTy Washington adopted at No. 29 to the Houston Rockets through a commerce with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Kentucky now has 57 all-time first spherical picks34 which have been drafted underneath present head coach John Calipari.

North Carolina, at 53, was shut out in 2022 and is now tied with Duke after the Blue Devils had 4 picks.

UCLA (40) and Kansas (35) are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Alex Grozachosen by the Indianapolis Olympians with the No. 2 general choose in 1949, he was the primary UK participant elected within the first spherical of the NBA Draft, which started in 1947 when the league was referred to as the Basketball Affiliation of America.

Professional Basketball Reference credit Kentucky with 57 first-round picks, however three of these gamers — LeRon Ellis, Chris Mills and Rodrick Rhodes — didn’t full their school basketball careers at UK and should not acknowledged by the varsity or NCAA.

Right here is each UK participant chosen within the first spherical, starting with the newest draft.

2022

Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Path Blazers (seventh choose)

TyTy Washington, Houston Rockets (twenty ninth choose through Memphis Grizzlies)

2021

Isaiah Jackson, Indiana Pacers (twenty second choose through Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards)

2020

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers (twenty first choose)

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (twenty fifth choose through Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder)

2019

PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets (twelfth choose)

Tyler Herro, Miami Warmth (thirteenth choose)

Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (twenty ninth choose)

2018

Kevin Knox, New York Knicks (ninth choose)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Charlotte Hornets (eleventh choose)

2017

De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (fifth choose)

Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets (eleventh choose)

Bam Adebayo, Miami Warmth (14th choose)

2016

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (seventh choose)

Skal Labissiere, Phoenix Suns (twenty eighth choose)

2015

Karl-Anthony Cities, Minnesota Timberwolves (1st choose)

Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings (sixth choose)

Trey Lyles, Utah Jazz (twelfth choose)

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (thirteenth choose)

2014

Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers (seventh choose)

James Younger, Boston Celtics (seventeenth choose)

2013

Nerlens Noel, New Orleans Pelicans (sixth choose)

Archie Goodwin, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (twenty ninth choose)

2012

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets (1st choose)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Bobcats (2nd choose)

Terrence Jones, Houston Rockets (18th choose)

Marquis Teague, Chicago Bulls (twenty ninth choose)

2011

Enes Kanter, Utah Jazz (third choose)

Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons (eighth choose)

2010

John Wall, Washington Wizards (1st choose)

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings (fifth choose)

Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets (14th choose)

Eric Bledsoe, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (18th choose)

Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic (twenty ninth choose)

2006

Rajon Rondo, Phoenix Suns (twenty first choose)

2002

Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons (twenty third choose)

2000

Jamaal Magloire, Charlotte Hornets (nineteenth choose)

1999

Scott Padgett, Utah Jazz (twenty eighth choose)

1998

Nazr Mohammed, Utah Jazz (twenty ninth choose)

1997

Ron Mercer, Boston Celtics (sixth choose)

Derek Anderson, Cleveland Cavaliers (thirteenth choose)

1996

Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics (sixth choose)

Tony Delk, Charlotte Hornets (sixteenth choose)

Walter McCarty, New York Knicks (nineteenth choose)

1993

Jamal Mashburn, Dallas Mavericks (4th choose)

1988

Rex Chapman, Charlotte Hornets (eighth choose)

1986

Kenny Walker, New York Knicks (fifth choose)

1984

Sam Bowie, Portland Path Blazers (2nd choose)

Melvin Turpin, Washington Bullets (sixth choose)

1979

Kyle Macy, Phoenix Suns (twenty second choose)

1978

Rick Robey, Indiana Pacers (third choose)

Jack Givens, Atlanta Hawks (sixteenth choose)

1975

Kevin Grevey, Washington Billets (18th choose)

1967

Pat Riley, San Diego Rockets (seventh choose)

1953

Frank Ramsey, Boston Celtics (fifth choose)

1949

Alex Groza, Indianapolis Olympians (2nd choose)

Wah Wah Jones, Washington Capitols (eighth choose)

This story was initially revealed June 23, 2022 11:04 PM.

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Dennis Varney is the assistant sports activities editor for the Lexington Herald-Chief and Kentucky.com. He’s a Pike County native and Western Kentucky alum. He has additionally labored at The Occasions of Northwest Indiana, The Seattle Occasions and the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch.

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