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Looking Back on Duke's Historic NBA Draft
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/02/2019
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NEW YORK -- In what was an historic night where three Blue Devils were among the first 10 players selected, we look back on the 2019 NBA Draft.

With Zion Williamson going No. 1 to New Orleans, RJ Barrett being selected No. 3 by New York and Cam Reddish No. 10 to Atlanta, Duke joins Florida as the only college programs in NBA Draft history to have three players selected in the top 10 of a single draft. It also marked the sixth consecutive that Duke has had a player selected in the top three picks, the longest streak by a school all-time. 

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver – a 1984 Duke alum – announced Williamson’s name to the Pelicans, the Blue Devils broke a tie with Kentucky for the most No. 1 overall picks all-time. 

Duke's three lottery picks run the Blue Devils' total to 28 NBA lottery picks – all coached by Mike Krzyzewski – the most by both a college program and college coach in the Draft’s history.

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