NBA Draft Roundup

The 2016 NBA Draft saw 12 players from local conferences gets selected, starting with Kris Dunn as the fifth pick and ending with Horizon League product Kay Felder late in the second round.

Here’s where all 12 players wound up:

Big East

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

—Kris Dunn (Providence) was selected with the fifth pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dunn will get to team up with a loaded young core that includes the past two Rookie of the Year winners Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

—Henry Ellenson (Marquette) missed out on the lottery and went 18th overall to the Detroit Pistons. Ellenson figures to be a rotation piece for the Pistons as a rookie.

—Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall) is returning to Brooklyn after playing his college ball in New Jersey. The Lincoln High School graduate was drafted in the second round by the Nets with the 42nd pick.

—Ben Bentil (Providence) was the fifth of the Boston Celtics’ six picks, getting selected 51st overall. As a mobile big man who can shoot it from deep, Bentil has a lot of upside as a late second round pick.

—Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova) went undrafted and signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Spurs on Friday, according to multiple reports.

—Jalen Reynolds (Xavier) went undrafted.

Big Ten

—After considering trading star guard Jimmy Butler to get a higher pick, the Chicago Bulls stayed with the 14th pick and drafted Denzel Valentine (Michigan State).

—Despite struggling to stay healthy in college, Caris LeVert (Michigan) was the 20th overall pick to the Indiana Pacers. If LeVert can get healthy, this could be a steal. Otherwise, it could be a big miss.

—After slipping from the lottery out of the first round, Deyonta Davis (Michigan State) was the first pick of the second round to the Boston Celtics, who will trade Davis to the Memphis Grizzlies.

—Diamond Stone (Maryland) became the first Terrapin to be drafted since Alex Len in 2013. Stone went to the Los Angeles Clippers with the 40th pick.

—Although A.J. Hammons (Purdue) was the 46th pick to Dallas, he could have a role there as the Mavericks are quite thin at center.

—Jake Layman (Maryland) followed Hammons as the 47th pick going to the Portland Trail Blazers, who acquired the pick from Orlando.

—Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa), Robert Carter Jr. (Maryland), Rasheed Sulaimon (Maryland), Troy Williams (Indiana) and Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) went undrafted.

—Carter reached a deal with the Golden State Warriors shortly after the draft concluded, according to Chris Haynes of

—Williams posted to his Snapchat account Friday that he will play with the Houston Rockets in the Summer League.

—Ferrell signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday to play in the Summer League, according to Rivals’ Jeff Rabjohns.


—Kay Felder (Oakland) was selected with the 54th pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who bought the pick from Atlanta.


—Ron Baker (Wichita State) went undrafted signed a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the New York Knicks shortly after the draft concluded, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

—Fred VanVleet (Wichita State) went undrafted but reached a Summer League deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.

—Wes Washpun (Northern Iowa) went undrafted but announced early Friday morning that he will play for the Clippers in the Summer League.

—Egidijus Mockevicius (Evansville) and D.J. Balentine (Evansville)


—Widely expected to be a second-round pick, Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State) snuck into the first round to Toronto. The Raptors used the 27th overall pick on the 6-foot-10 power forward.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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