Draft Day: What Ducks could be selected in the 2018 NBA Draft
OREGON - The 2018 NBA Draft is on Thursday night, and if you're looking for a reason to care, there could be a familiar name being called in the first round.
Troy Brown, who played one season with the Oregon Ducks, is slated by ESPN to be picked by the San Antonio Spurs with the No. 18 overall pick. Brown played 35 games with the Ducks, averaging 11 points, 6 rebounds and three assists.
In ESPN's Mock Draft, they state that Brown's "size, multipositional defense and upside could be intriguing at this stage of the draft. He's one of the youngest players in this class, and he has the type of character and intangibles this organization always covets."
Though they might not get drafted, Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh, both of whom graduated from Oregon this year, will look to sign with a team following the draft.
Brown, whose father is an assistant coach for the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, has already reportedly agreed to play for the Warrior's Summer League team this year in Las Vegas.
Beyond those familiar names, the Oregon Ducks have been fairly prominent in the NBA Draft of late. In 2017, three former Ducks were taken in the NBA Draft. Jordan Bell went to the Golden State Warriors, where he just won an NBA Championship as a rookie, and both Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey were drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks later in the second round, respectively.
The Oregon Ducks have produced 50 all-time NBA Draft selections, with 11 of those being first-round selection. The last Duck to be selected in the first round was Aaron Brooks, who was taken by the Houston Rockets with the 26th overall pick in 2007.