Lakers Select Lonzo Ball Number 2 Overall In NBA Draft

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Washington's Markelle Fultz, wearing basketball-themed shoes, poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

Lonzo Ball was officially in the National Basketball Association for mere minutes, having just been drafted No. 2 overall Thursday by the Lakers, when his father was at it again.

"My son already ate his ass up twice", Aaron Fox says of Lonzo Ball.

Fultz is expected to be the No. 1 pick after a single season at Washington, where he put up big numbers but didnt win many games.

The Lakers' pick came right after the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 selection. "I mean I don't know where I'm going". Recently, president Magic Johnson said he would like to get Ball back in El Segundo to give it a second go around.

Anunoby, who was hurt for much of last season, did not post the most eye-popping numbers for the Hoosiers (11.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game).

Theres a quartet of touted one-and-done college players along with an 18-year-old global prospect with size and athleticism. "That's what we talked about". You can have 40 points and Lonzo can have two points and make the game victor, and I'm going with him. "If I can come halfway short, you know it'll be good".

Ball also said that he had this all as a part of the plan for his son's whole life and also made sure to say his two other sons would find their way to the Lakers over the next few years.

His chances of ending up a Lakers guard are strong, especially after the team traded away their point guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets.

"They were just open arms", Lonzo said of his Lakers workout. His four years at Villanova allowed him to sharpen his game and become the all-around player he is now.

Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson (11) goes up for a shot as Oregon Ducks guard Dylan Ennis (31) and forward Jordan Bell (1) defend during the second half in the finals of the Midwest Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center. "He's going to do what he does, and we're going to do what we do, and we're going to get after it here".

While that was being completed, the draft got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as past year: Philadelphia, the Lakers, Boston and Phoenix. Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones.

What are the biggest storylines to watch on draft day? Luckily for him, history shows that Bryant's end up working out in Los Angeles.

The Orlando Magic took Jonathan Isaac, the Minnesota Timberwolves chose seven-foot Finn Lauri Markkanen and the New York Knicks picked Frank Ntilikina of Strasbourg, France.

"They were open-armed and said they loved my dad", Ball said when asked whether the Lakers had any concerns about LaVar Ball.

"I think it will make it more challenging, a little bit, but I think every top draft pick that comes in has a target on their back", Walton said.

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"We felt like we were in the right position to make a deal".