Highlights Of The 8 Ballislife All-Americans Selected In The 2016 Draft
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We felt like proud Dads watching the 2016 NBA Draft, hearing the names of so many people we have known and been filming since they were just young men in high school. 8 of those young men drafted on Thursday night are also Ballislife All-American alums; 5 of those 8 were called in the first round and 2 of those 5 in the top 10!
8. Sacramento Kings (traded to Phoenix Suns)
Pick: Marquese Chriss, forward, Washington
10. Milwaukee Bucks
Pick: Thon Maker, center, Australia
19. Denver Nuggets
Pick: Malik Beasley, guard, Florida State
28. Phoenix Suns (traded to Sacramento Kings)
Pick: Skal Labissiere, center, Kentucky
29. San Antonio Spurs
Pick: Dejounte Murray, guard, Washington
34. Phoenix Suns
Pick: Tyler Ulis, guard, Kentucky
56. Oklahoma City Thunder
Pick: Daniel Hamilton, forward, Connecticut
60. Utah Jazz
Pick: Tyrone Wallace, guard, California
In honor of these talented individuals, who will soon be battling with other former BILAAG alums – Zach LaVine, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre, Cliff Alexander, Kevon Looney, Nick Johnson and Glenn Robinson III – while wearing a NBA uniform, here’s some of our favorite highlights of the not so Hateful Eight.