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Duke’s Brandon Ingram goes No. 2 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Draft

Brandon Ingram, the heralded ACC Freshman of the Year from Duke, was drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday. Ingram, 18, is the Blue Devils’ third top-three pick in the past three years. North Carolina senior Brice Johnson is also headed to Los Angeles as the Clippers selected him with the 25th pick. Johnson’s teammate, senior Marcus Paige, went late in the second round, at No. 55, to the Brooklyn Nets, who quickly traded his rights to the Utah Jazz.

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LSU's Ben Simmons is fool’s gold at top of NBA draft

LSU’s Ben Simmons is unquestionably one of the two best players in the draft, but a team that’s been as bad as the Sixers have been for as long as the Sixers have been is obligated to get the right player, and Simmons is no sure thing. Duke’s Brandon Ingram doesn’t have the same tools as Simmons, but he could very easily end up having a much better NBA career.


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