Auburn, Bama players selected in first round of NBA Draft

Auburn, Bama players selected in first round of NBA Draft
The NBA logo at center court is shown during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Source: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Two players - one from Auburn and one from Alabama - were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft Wednesday evening.

Auburnโ€™s Isaac Okoro was selected as the 5th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Okoro is the first โ€˜one and doneโ€™ player drafted in Auburn history and their highest draft pick since 1988.

Alabamaโ€™s Kira Lewis, Jr. was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 13th pick in the draft.

Lewis, Jr. is the third Alabama player since 2001 to be selected in the first round.

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