Pac-12 men’s basketball set a league-record with a national-best 14 former standouts selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, including six in the first round, the No. 1 overall selection and three lottery picks.
Washington's Markelle Fultz and UCLA's Lonzo Ball were the top two overall selections of the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday night. 14 Pac-12 players were taken overall, the most since the draft was adjusted to a two-round format.
SEATTLE – Following tonight's NBA draft, the University of Washington became the first school to produce the top pick in the NBA and WNBA drafts in the same academic year as Markelle Fultz joined Kelsey Plum as the first overall draft pick.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – University of Washington standout freshman made history on Thursday night as he was drafted as the number one overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Fultz is the first Husky to be drafted number one and the first player in the Pac-12 to go first since Bill Walton (UCLA) did in 1974. Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) is the only other Conference of Champions member to earn a no. 1 pick as he was selected in 1969.