Duke players were chosen with two of the first three picks in the NBA Draft last night, beginning with the New Orleans Pelicans' selection of forward Zion Williamson at number one.
The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed Murray State sophomore Ja Morant with the second overall selection, and Blue Devils swingman RJ Barrett went third to the New York Knicks. The Atlanta Hawks moved up to the fourth choice and came away with Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter. Isaiah Roby became the highest drafted Nebraska men's basketball player in 21 years, as he was a second-round selection. Roby was originally picked by the Detroit Pistons before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Roby, a 6’8 forward was taken with the 45th overall pick, becoming the 27th Husker basketball player drafted and the first since Venson Hamilton in 1999. At number 45, he was the highest Husker selected since Tyronn Lue was the 23rd overall pick in 1998. Roby was a mainstay in the Husker lineup for the past three years, totaling 786 points, 530 rebounds and 154 blocked shots during his Husker career, as he finished sixth in school history in blocked shots.