With the College World Series behind us, we turn our attention to the NBA Draft in what could be one of the most exciting 24 hours for Virginia fans in a long, long time. Why's that? Because on top of last night's CWS victory, tonight is the NBA Draft, and Virginia's Justin Anderson has a great shot at hearing his name in the first round.
Cool! When is the NBA Draft!
It's tonight, you guys. The NBA Draft is tonight, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. It's happening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Oh crap, I can't make it to Brooklyn in time!
It's okay! The NBA Draft will be on ESPN and streaming live online on WatchESPN.
Where will Justin Anderson be drafted?
He was already drafted. He was picked No. 1, in our hearts. But as far as tonight's draft goes, he's projected anywhere from 21st to 29th overall.
So, what does that mean?
If Anderson is drafted in the first round, it means he will have a guaranteed salary, which means he will likely give anyone who's ever tweeted at him $10 per tweet. So, get your tweets in now!
He will also be Virginia's first first-round draft pick since Cory Alexander in 1995!
I can't watch the whole NBA Draft. Who should I focus on?
If you're just keeping an eye out on a few teams in particular, of mock drafts and such are accurate at all, you should keep an eye out on the Cleveland Cavaliers, the plurality pick among mock draft analysts. If that happens, then Anderson and Joe Harris might be reunited again.
I'll just let that sink in for you.
Experts also think there's a good chance that Portland, Memphis, or the LA Lakers might pick him.
Is he Virginia's only shot at tonight?
There's also Darion Atkins. There hasn't been a lot of media coverage of him, but word on the street is that he performed really well at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament months ago. DraftExpress has him ranked No. 74 overall. NBA Draft.net doesn't have him as a Top 10 Power Forward, but they at least gave him a tip of the hat with an honorable mention.
Keep an eye out on Streaking the Lawn -- we'll keep you posted when Anderson (and Atkins!) hears his name.