Posted On: June 23, 2011 By: Cliff Comments: (1)
Duke was well represented in the 2011 NBA Draft Thursday night. Kyrie Irving was the number one overall pick in the draft and will be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Senior guard Nolan Smith was the next Blue Devil to get picked as the Portland Trail Blazers selected him with the 21st pick in the first round. The third player to be selected was Senior forward Kyle Singler will be playing up in Detroit with the Pistons. Singler was picked 33rd overall and taken in the second round.
Irving was the first Blue Devil to be selected first overall since Elton Brand was selected number one in 1999.
Singler did slip a little bit from most draft selections that I had read. Irving and Smith went pretty much where people thought that they would. Congrats to all three players!