BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The NBA was feeling a draft Thursday, and the winds of change were blowing from the Atlantic coast.
With 10 former players picked in the the first round of the draft, the ACC sets a new record for first round selections by a conference. The previous record was eight set by the ACC in 1995 and the SEC in 2012.
Overall, the ACC tied with the Pac-12 with 14 overall selections, followed by the Big 12 (6), Big Ten (4), SEC (4), American Athletic (3), Big East (3), West Coast (2) and the Horizon (1).
ACC players selected in the first round of 2017 NBA Draft:
3rd pick - Boston - Jayson Tatum, Duke
6th pick - Orlando - Jonathan Isaac, Florida State
9th pick - Dallas - Dennis Smith, Jr., N.C. State
12th pick - Detroit - Luke Kennard, Duke
13th pick - Denver - Donovan Mitchell, Louisville
15th pick - Portland - Justin Jackson, North Carolina
19th pick - Atlanta - John Collins, Wake Forest
20th pick - Portland - Harry Giles, Duke
24th pick - Utah - Tyler Lydon, Syracuse
28th pick - L.A. Lakers - Tony Bradley, North Carolina
ACC players selected in the second round of 2017 NBA Draft:
31st pick - Charlotte - Frank Jackson, Duke
32nd pick - Phoenix - Davon Reed, Miami
40th pick - New Orleans - Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
59th pick - San Antonio - Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson
The past five years the ACC leads all conferences with 26 first-round drafts picks; the SEC is second with 24 first-round selections, followed by the Pac-12 (20), Big Ten (16), Big East (12) and the Big 12 (11).
Duke led all ACC schools with four players drafted, followed by Florida State and North Carolina with two each. Clemson, Louisville, Miami, NC State, Syracuse and Wake Forest had one each.