Editor’s note: This story was written last year. We’ve updated it with the 2017 NBA draft approaching.
Do you know who was the most recent ASU basketball player picked in the NBA draft?
Hint: It was 2013.
He became the 42nd ASU basketball player taken in the NBA draft when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him in the second round (33rd overall pick) in 2013.
The Sun Devils aren’t going to have an NBA draft pick this season, marking fours years since Felix was picked, but the school has produced some quality players in the NBA through the years.
James Harden is currently a star with the Houston Rockets. He was drafted third overall in 2009.
Fat Lever, Byron Scott, Lionel Hollins, Eddie House, Joe Caldwell and Alton Lister are among the former ASU players who had lengthy NBA careers.
Caldwell was ASU’s highest draft pick. He went No. 2 overall in 1964.
Hollins was the No. 5 overall pick in 1975. Scott went fourth in 1983.
Who will be ASU’s next NBA draft pick?
To see photos of the ASU basketball players who have been picked in the NBA draft through the years, click here.
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