NBA Draft 2016: Every First-Round Draft Selection, Including Trades

by NESN Staff

June 23, 2016

The first round of the 2016 NBA Draft just finished, and there certainly were a few surprises.

For starters, eight true international players were drafted in the first round, which ties an NBA record. Of the 30 selections, 14 were non-American born.

The Boston Celtics also surprised a few people by taking Jaylen Brown at No. 3 overall. They also became the first team since the 2003 Detroit Pistons to draft two international players in the top 25 picks after taking Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic.

Here’s a list of every first-round selection taken.

Round 1
1. Philadelphia 76ers — Ben Simmons, LSU
2. Los Angeles Lakers — Brandon Ingram, Duke
3. Boston Celtics (From Brooklyn) — Jaylen Brown, California
4. Phoenix Suns — Dragan Bender, Maccabi Tel Aviv
5. Minnesota Timberwolves — Kris Dunn, Providence
6. New Orleans Pelicans — Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
7. Denver Nuggets (From New York) — Jamal Murray, Kentucky
8. Sacramento Kings — Marquese Chriss, Washington (reportedly traded to Suns)
9. Toronto Raptors (From Denver via New York) — Jakob Poeltl, Utah
10. Milwaukee Bucks — Thon Maker, Australia
11. Orlando Magic — Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga (Reportedly traded to Oklahoma City Thunder)
12. Atlanta Hawks (From Utah Jazz) — Taurean Prince, Baylor
13. Phoenix Suns (From Washington) — Georgios Papagiannis, Greece (reportedly traded to Kings)
14. Chicago Bulls — Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
15. Denver Nuggets (From Houston) — Juan Hernangomez, Spain
16. Boston Celtics (From Dallas) — Guerschon Yabusele, France
17. Memphis Grizzlies — Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt
18. Detroit Pistons — Henry Ellenson, Marquette
19. Denver Nuggets (From Portland) — Malik Beasley, Florida State
20. Indiana Pacers — Caris LeVert, Michigan (Reportedly traded to Brooklyn Nets)
21. Atlanta Hawks — DeAndre Bembry, Saint Joseph’s
22. Charlotte Hornets — Malachi Richardson, Syracuse (Reportedly traded to Kings)
23. Boston CelticsAnte Zizic, Croatia
24. Philadelphia 76ers (From Miami via Cleveland) — Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, France
25. Los Angeles Clippers — Brice Johnson, North Carolina
26. Philadelphia 76ers (From Oklahoma City via Denver and Cleveland) — Furkan Korkmaz, Turkey
27. Toronto Raptors — Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State
28. Phoenix Suns (From Cleveland via Boston) — Skal Labissiere, Kentucky (Reportedly traded to Suns)
29. San Antonio Spurs — Dejounte Murray, Washington
30. Golden State — Damian Jones, Vanderbilt

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