Wiggins, Parker and Embiid lead a star-studded draft class.
Although a great deal went as predicted, it was a significant night for 30 young hopefuls who will enter the NBA next year and fulfil their dreams after being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft 2014.
With Andrew Wiggins being selected with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, fellow top prospect Jabari Parker didn’t have to wait long until the Milwaukee Bucks ensured that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver read his name out.
Meanwhile, despite being tipped as the most talented individual in the draft class, Joel Embiid slipped to the third overall pick with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The towering center has recovered from a back injury and has been given a clean bill of health, however he suffered a foot injury more recently which will likely ensure he misses the first few months of the season, with many suggesting he is given longer to fully recover and adjust to life in the league.
Nevertheless, the Sixers saw enough to know that they couldn’t afford to miss out on his talent, while there were several other surprises, trades and intriguing picks along the way…