The Puerto Plata took several picks ahead according to projections prior to the NBA draft
Chris Duarte was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the pick number, and he will join Al Horford and Karl Towns as the Dominicans who are currently in the NBA.
Duarte had generated interest from several teams he trained with prior to Thursday’s draft, including the Pacers themselves. The Puerto Plata native had previously been linked to teams such as the Golden State Warriors (who chose in position 14), the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks.
The Oregon graduate also joins Towns, Horford, Francisco García and Luis Felipe López as the only Dominicans selected in the first round of the draft.
Indiana Pacers select Chris Duarte in pick number 13 🇩🇴🤩
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