UVA, Virginia Tech have NBA Draft first round selections
NEW YORK – De'Andre Hunter, in the midst of a big-time run on ACC talent, was selected in round one of the NBA draft.
The forward out of Philadelphia goes No. 4 overall to Atlanta by way of the Lakers, who reportedly made a predraft deal with the Hawks.
Hunter averaged 15 points per game for the national champion University of Virginia Cavaliers this past season.
Virginia's Ty Jerome was the second Cavalier to be drafted, getting picked No. 24 overall by the Phoenix Suns via the Boston Celtics.
Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nickeil Alexander Walker joins Zion Williamson in New Orleans, as he was the 17th overall pick and went to the Pelicans.
It's been 33 years since a Virginia Tech player has been chosen in the first round of the NBA draft. The last was Dell Curry in 1986.
Alexander averaged more than 16 points, four rebounds and four assists in his sophomore season in helping lead Virginia Tech to the Sweet 16.
In addition to Hunter, six more ACC players were taken in the top half of the first round, starting with No. 1 overall pick Williamson of Duke, and two of his teammates. Duke's RJ Barrett was chosen 3rd overall by the Knicks. Teammate Cam Reddish goes 10th overall to the Hawks.
Meanwhile, North Carolina had two selections in the first 11 picks. Coby White was chosen 7th by the Bulls, and Cameron Johnson goes 11th to the Timberwolves.
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