The NBA welcomed a new wave of potential superstars into the league, led by a baker’s dozen of 19 year olds. A record setting 13 freshmen were selected in the NBA Draft this year, and if you include the three foreign players drafted in the top 10, that is 16 teenagers headed to the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves started the party by drafting 7’0″ Karl-Anthony Towns from the University of Kentucky. On an international level, the New York Knicks rolled the dice an enticing but unknown prospect in 7’3″ Latvian Kristaps Porzingis. New York never has trouble selling Knicks tickets, as Porzingis was drafted to win games, not sell tickets. Here are the freshmen and 19 year olds drafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.
|Round||Pick||Player||NBA Team||College Team/Country|
|1||2||D’Angelo Russell||LAL||Ohio State|
|1||7||Emmanuel Mudiay||DEN||DR of Congo|
|1||15||Kelly Oubre Jr.||WAS||Kansas|