Duke’s Jayson Tatum selected No. 3 in NBA Draft; other NC players headed to NBA

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NEW YORK — Duke star Jayson Tatum was selected with the third pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night by the Boston Celtics.

In his only year at Duke, Tatum averaged 16.8 points per game with a 45 percent field goal percentage.

Tatum also contributed 7.3 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per game in his freshman season.

With the ninth pick in the NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected North Carolina State star Dennis Smith Jr.

The Detroit Pistons selected Duke’s Luke Kennard with the 12th pick.

The Portland Trail Blazers selected North Carolina’s Justin Jackson with the 15th pick. A trade sent Jackson to the Sacramento Kings.

The Atlanta Haws selected Wake Forest’s John Collins with the 19th pick.

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Duke’s Harry Giles with the 20th pick. A trade sent Giles to the Sacramento Kings.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected North Carolina’s Tony Bradley with the 28th pick. A proposed trade will send Bradley to the Utah Jazz.

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