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No surprise at the top of the list

Zayon Williamson

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New Orleans Pelikans chose Zayon Williamson for the first point of the NBA draft this year, and of the region's players, Croatian basketball player Luka Šamanić was chosen first, which was decided by San Antonio Sparsi as the 19th peak.

Williams celebrated his last season in Djuk and everyone saw him as the first point, as he did, while Memphis Grizzlies decided to be 19-year-old Jaro Morant, who has been in the last two years for Marey Steyt. The third point was at New York's Niksy, and the Order of Honor was respected here – Canadian ArJay Baret took over, which dominated Djuk with Zajon.

In addition, the pelicans were entitled to four points, but entered the Atlanta Hawks trade, which chose Deandre Hunter of the State of Virginia. Hoxie was led by Solomon Hill, while the Pelikans received an eighth draft in the draft, and then took Jackson Jackson Hack from Texas. The Cleveland Cavaliers chose Dario Garland, who played for Vanderbilt last season.

Goga Bitadze ended up in Indiana as the 18th player, and it is interesting that in the Serbian flag Alen Smailagic, 39th, or 9th in the second round, finished in Pelikans, he has already played for Santa Cruz Voriorse.

Alen was born in Belgrade in 2000, he was the youngest player in history to play the NBA G league, held for Beko in Belgrade, before going to America. He played for the U16 national team of Serbia in Poland in 2016.

In addition, Partizan's Vanja Marinkovic led the Sacramento Kings as the 60th point!

First draft:
1 – Zayon Williams (New Orleans Pelicano)
2 – Dza Morant (Memphis Grizlis)
3 – ArJay Barrett (NY)
4 – Deandre Hunter (Atlanta Hawks)
5 – Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers)
6 – Jaret Calver (Minnesota Timberwolves)
7 – Kobe White (Chicago Bulls)
8 – Jackson Hayes (New Orleans Pelicans)
9 – Rui Hachimura (Washington Wizards)
10 – Kem Redis (Atlanta Hawks)
11 – Cameron Johnson (Phoenix Sans)
12 – Pi JW Washington (Charlotte Hornets)
13 – Hero of Tyler (success in Miami)
14 – Romeo Lengford (Boston Celtics)
15 – Seku Dumbu (Detroit Pistons)
16 – Chuma Okeke (Orlando Medzik)
17 – Nickel Alexander-Walker (New Orleans Pelikans)
18 – Goga Bitadze (Indiana Pacers)
19 – Luka Šamanić (San Antonio Spars)
20 – Matisse Tbilim (Boston Celtics) * Philadelphia 76ers
21 – Brendon Clark (Oklahoma City Tander) * Memphis Grizzlies
22 – Grent Williams (Boston Celtics)
23 – Dario Basley (Memphis Grizli) * Oklahoma City Tander
24 – The Jerome (FiLladellia 76ers) * Boston Celtics ** Finiks Sans
25 – Portland Trail Blazers (Nasir Litl)
26 – Dylan Wealder (Cleveland Cavaliers)
27 – Mfiondu Kabengele (Brooklyn Nets) * Clippers from Los Angeles
28 – Jordan Golden (Golden State Warriors)
29 – Kellond Johnson (San Antonio Spars)
30 – Kevin Porter Junior (Milwaukee Bucks)

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