Recap: Nine Pac-12 players selected in 2014 NBA Draft
Aaron Gordon was the first Pac-12 player taken in the 2014 NBA Draft and Dwight Powell was the last. In between were a few surprises and a ton of basketball talent that moved from the Conference of Champions to the NBA. Nine of the first 45 players drafted on Thursday night played in the Pac-12. Details and links to more:
Aaron Gordon went No. 4 overall to the Orlando Magic and Nick Johnson went No. 42 to the Houston Rockets, adding to the Wildcats' NBA Draft legacy.
For the first time since 1979, the UCLA Bruins saw three players selected in the first round with Zach LaVine going to the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 13 overall, Jordan Adams going to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 22, and Kyle Anderson joining the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at No. 30, the final selection of the first round.
Washington's C.J. Wilcox was tabbed at No. 28 by the Los Angeles Clippers, becoming the 11th Washington player to be drafted into the NBA during the Lorenzo Romar era.
Stanford big man Josh Huestis was taken with the 29th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder, becoming the first Cardinal to be taken in the draft since Landry Fields in 2010. Later in the night, he was joined in the NBA by Dwight Powell, who became the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets after getting picked with the 45th overall selection in the second round.
Spencer Dinwiddie's boyhood wish came true as the Detroit Pistons selected the 6'6" point guard in the second round with the No. 38 pick.