2022 NBA Draft: Purdue's Jaden Ivey 2nd B1G player off the board; taken in 1st round
Jaden Ivey is off the board in the 2022 NBA Draft.
After Duke’s Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder), and Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets) went 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on Thursday night in Brooklyn, the Big Ten had its first selection of the evening as the Sacramento Kings took Iowa guard Keegan Murray with the 4th overall pick.
But the wait was only a few minutes longer for Ivey. The Detroit Pistons were next on the clock with the 5th overall pick, which they used to select the Purdue guard:
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In the 2021-22 season, he averaged 17.3 points and 3.1 assists per game, shooting 46 percent from the floor. He was an All-B1G first-team pick following the regular season.
Ivey is the first 1st-round pick for the Boilermakers since the late Caleb Swanigan, as the Portland Trail Blazers took the former Purdue center with the 26th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.