NEW YORKJune 22, 2022 – NBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm® will take place Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY ABC will air the first round of the NBA draft for the second straight year, and ESPN will air both rounds. The NBA Draft will reach fans live in 214 countries and territories in 28 languages on their TVs, computers, mobile devices and tablets.
Here’s a look at the numbers from this year’s NBA draft:
- 3 – Duke and Kentucky have had the most picks among American colleges in the joint NBA draft era (since 1966) with Three each. The Blue Devils’ No. 1 selections have been Elton Brand (1999), Kyrie Irving (2011) and Zion Williamson (2019). The Wildcats’ No. 1 selections were John Wall (2010), Anthony Davis (2012), and Karl-Anthony Towns (2015).
- 9 – Barclays Center will host the NBA draft for the ninth time.
- 12 – A freshman has been the first overall pick in each of the last 12 years. The last non-freshman selected with the top pick was Oklahoma runner-up Blake Griffin in 2009.
- 30 – All 30 first-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft have played in at least one game during the 2020-21 NBA season.
- 36 – 2016-17 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, a second-round pick (No. 36 overall) in the 2016 NBA draft, is the only first-round undrafted player to win the award in the common draft era.
- 41 – Two-time reigning Kia NBA MVP Nikola Jokić was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 41st overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, making him the least drafted player to be named MVP except for three-time winner Moses Malone, who was not selected in the NBA draft.
- 1989 – The two-round format of the NBA draft was implemented in 1989.
- 1 – The Orlando Magic is ready to do the first selected in the NBA Draft for the fourth time in franchise history. Orlando previously selected Shaquille O’Neal (1992), Chris Webber (1993), and Dwight Howard (2004) with the first overall pick.
- 2 – The Oklahoma City Thunder, which has the second overall pick in the NBA Draft, is expected to select in the top five for the first time since 2009.
- 5 – The Detroit Pistons are ready to do the fifth pick in the NBA Draft for the first time.
- seven – The Portland Trail Blazers (seventh pick) are set to make their highest pick since the NBA 75 drafte Anniversary Team member Damian Lillard with the sixth pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.
- 1988 – The Indiana Pacers (sixth pick) should make their best pick since the 1988 NBA Draft, when they selected Rik Smits with the No. 2 pick.
- 3.66 – Gonzaga centre-forward Chet Holmgren averaged 3.66 blocked shots per game in the 2021-22 season, which ranked fourth in NCAA Division I.
- 16.3 – Iowa forward Keegan Murray has increased his scoring average by 16.3 points last season (23.5 to 7.2), the biggest increase by a Big Ten player in 49 years.
- 17.2 – Duke striker Paulo Banchero averaged 17.2 points per game in the 2021-22 season, the highest rating in the nation for a true freshman.
- 53 – Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji made a school-record three-pointer 53 consecutive games.
- 79 – Auburn forward Jabari Smith made 79 three points in the 2021-22 season, a school high for a freshman.
- 155 – Auburn center Walker Kessler led the nation and set a single-season school record with 155 blocked shots in the 2021-22 season.
- 5 – Rutgers forward Ron Harper Jr. is the son of Ron Harper, who won five NBA championships during his 15-year playing career.
- 9 – Duke forward AJ Griffin is the son of Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin, who played new seasons in the NBA.
- ten – Colorado forward Jabari Walker is the son of Samaki Walker, who played ten seasons in the NBA and won a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001-02 season.
- 75 – Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. is the son of six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen, NBA player 75e The Anniversary Team.
- 905 – St. John’s forward Julian Champagnie is the identical twin brother of Toronto Raptors forward Justin Champagnie, who spent part of his 2021-22 rookie season with Toronto NBA G League affiliate Raptors 905.
- 2001 – Purdue guard Jaden Ivey is the son of Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Niele Ivey, who helped the Fighting Irish win the 2001NCAA Championship before playing in the WNBA and later being an NBA assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies.
- 2017 – Duke center Mark Williams is the brother of Washington Mystics center forward Elizabeth Williams, a 2017 WNBA All-Star and former standout with the Blue Devils.
- 2/3/4 – Goalkeepers Dyson Daniels (Australia; NBA Global Academy; NBA G League Ignite), Bennedict Mathurin (Canada; NBA Academy Latin America; University of Arizona) and Hyunjung Lee (South Korea; NBA Global Academy; Davidson College) can become them second, third and Fourth graduates of the NBA Academy program will be drafted into the NBA, after 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Josh Giddey (Australia, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Global Academy) became the first last year . Additionally, 2022 NBA Draft-eligible prospects Ibou Dianko Badji (Senegal; NBA Academy Africa) and Jean Montero (Dominican Republic; NBA Academy Latin America) participated in the NBA Academy program before pursuing professional basketball opportunities.
- 4 – New Zealand Breakers striker Ousmane Dieng (France) has already trained at the same academy in Paris as four-times NBA champion Tony Parker and several other NBA stars.
- ten – At least ten international players have been selected in every NBA Draft since 2000, and at least two international players have been selected in the top ten in each of the last nine NBA Drafts.
- 19 – The vanguard of Mega Mozzart Nikola Jović (Serbia), who toured 19 on June 3, was named the 2021-22 top prospect in the ABA League, a regional competition in Europe.
- 27 – A record 27 international players were selected in the 2016 NBA draft, including a record 15 in each first round and a record 12 in the second round.
NBA G League
- 3 – Three NBA G League Ignite players have been selected in the 2021 NBA Draft: No. 2 pick Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), No. 7 pick Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State Warriors) and No. 31 pick Isaiah Todd (Washington Wizards).
- 5 – Features NBA G League Ignite five players who are 2022 NBA draft prospects: forward MarJon Beauchamp, guards Dyson Daniels and Jaden Hardy, and forwards Michael Foster Jr. and Fanbo Zeng.
- 37 – Thirty-seven of the 60 players selected in the 2021 NBA Draft played in the NBA G League in the 2021-22 season, including 16 first-round selections.
- 1 – Malika Andrews to Host ESPN’s NBA Draft Coverage for the first time, while Cassidy Hubbarth, Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson will host ESPN’s red carpet pregame show for the first time.
- 2 – The NBA Draft will air on ABC and ESPN for the second time ever.
- 20 – ESPN will present the NBA Draft for the 20e consecutive year.
- 3 – NBA TV Thursday coverage will begin at 5 p.m. ET with a three-hour preview, with the host Jared Greenberg joined by Andy KatzBrendan Haywood and Launderer’s report Jonathan Wasserman.
- 90 – NBA TV will simulate the full first round with analysis of each selection offered during its 90-minute Mock Draft 2022 presented by Getty Images show today (Wednesday, June 22) at7 p.m. ET.
- 11 – This marks the 11e consecutive year that State Farm will serve as the presenting partner of the NBA Draft. As a nod to the presenting partner, the State Farm jingle will play inside the arena as the “pick is in” draw bell.
- 36 – The NBA Draft hat has been an iconic representation of when a player’s name is called. 36 years, with the tradition officially introduced at the 1986 NBA draft. The presence of the draft cap grows this year with New Era serving as the event’s red carpet presenting partner, which will include a display of custom caps featuring the 30 draft caps of the New Era team.
NBA Cares and Jr. NBA
- 2 – Of them Top prospects will attend the graduation ceremony today at Dual Language Middle School in New York and share inspirational tips and congratulatory wishes with the class.
- 11 – During draft week, the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge National Finals are held in New York City and are integrated into the draft experience. Top scorers 11 regionals across the country are competing for a chance to win their respective divisions (Boys 13U, Girls 13U, Boys 11U and Girls 11U).
- 30 – The NBA and National Basketball Players Association will host a basketball combo today for 30 local youth and an NBA Cares wrap project in partnership with New Era to support local New Yorkers.