One of the most anticipated nights of the offseason is here — the NBA Draft. The New York Knicks don’t have a selection in the draft after sending a first-round pick to the Trail Blazers for Josh Hart and missing out on the Mavericks’ pick from the Kristaps Porzingis trade, but that doesn’t mean that fans won’t be watching.
The excitement of wondering who will be picked first this year is nonexistent and that’s because it’s a 100% guarantee that the Spurs will take generational prospect Victor Wembanyama first overall. San Antonio’s luck paid off big-time when the organization won the draft lottery in May. Outside of the Spurs at No. 1, the way that the rest of the lottery picks plays out should be interesting.
Knicks fans, be sure to tune into ABC/ESPN at 8 p.m. ET tonight for the 2023 NBA Draft.
NBA Draft Ticket Prices: How much does it cost to attend?
Because the NBA Draft is once again being held at Barclays Center, there will likely be Knicks fans in the building for the event. Tickets can be purchased for as low as $47 (not including fees) on StubHub.
Which college has had the most first-round picks in NBA Draft History?
Kentucky has the most first-round draft picks in NBA history with 57. Immanuel Quickley is included in that number. He was selected No. 25 overall by the Thunder in the 2020 draft and was acquired by the Knicks on draft night as part of a three-team trade.
North Carolina and Duke are tied for the No. 2 spot with 53 first-round picks each.
Which school has the most No. 1 overall picks in NBA Draft history?
Duke has the most No. 1 picks in NBA history with five. That number went up in the 2022 NBA Draft when the Magic selected Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. Banchero proved to be a great selection as he went on to win the 2022-23 Rookie of the Year Award.
In this year’s draft, a school won’t get to claim the No. 1 pick as Victor Wembanyama doesn’t have college experience. The 19-year-old instead competed in the top professional league in France for the Metropolitans 92. He’ll become the sixth player in draft history without NCAA experience to be selected No. 1 overall.