#Hashtag: Record 13 Freshman drafted in 2015 NBA draft


Last night, Kentucky freshman center Karl-Anthony Townes walked across the stage of the Barkleys Center in Brooklyn, New York after being picked first in the 2015 NBA draft.

Two more freshman followed directly behind in Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke center Jahlil Okafor making them three out of 13 total freshman taken in the draft which was a record for drafts in the common era.

In addition to Towns, Kentucky added two more freshman to the 2015 draft. The NBA also added two more of Okafor’s freshman Blue Devil teammates as both Kentucky and Duke led the way with three freshman draftees a piece.

Fan reactions have been divisive on the issue of one-and-done players and both sides made themselves heard yesterday during and after the draft.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.