LOTTERY PICKS: UK gets 3, UofL's Mitchell picked 13th

LOTTERY PICKS: UK gets 3, UofL's Mitchell picked 13th

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For local prospects, the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft went about as expected.

Kentucky had three of its one-and-done players picked early, and UofL's Donovan Mitchell joined them among the top 14, also known as Lottery Land.

Sacramento selected UK point guard De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick.

Some thought Fox's backcourtmate, high-scoring Malik Monk, was a good fit at No. 8 with the New York Knicks.

Instead, he slipped to the 11th pick, where the Charlotte Hornets grabbed him.

Two slots later, Louisville star Donovan Mitchell was taken off the board by Denver. The Nuggets, however, traded him to Utah in exchange for former Kentucky star Trey Lyles and the 24th pick, whom the Nuggets used on Tyler Lydon, of Syracuse.

Just after Mitchell heard his name called, Miami spent the 14th pick on UK banger Bam Adebayo.

Indiana Hoosier OG Anunoby went 23rd to Toronto. His IU teammate, center Thomas Bryant went 42nd to Utah.

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