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Notebook: No Kansas Names Called During Draft; Lawson Mauls Summer League Invite

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Every first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft
The first round got underway with Duke true freshman phenom Zion Williamson at No. 1 overall and concluded with USC shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. at No. 30, with 26 college players, three international prospects and one high school prospect landing in the first round.

Silvio De Sousa celebrates with Bruno Fernando at 2019 NBA Draft
Right after hearing the selection, Fernando was emotional, watching from Barclays Center at the 2019 NBA Draft. As the camera on ESPN pulled back, it was revealed his good friend Silvio De Sousa, a KU basketball big man, was sitting right next to him. The two shared a long hug and exchanged words.

Louisville QB target Chubba Purdy set to announce decision
Ranked the No. 7 dual-threat QB nationally by 247Sports, Purdy is also considering Arizona State, Utah, Kansas, Washington State, Kansas State and Michigan State.

UPDATED: Dedric Lawson finds Summer League team after 2019 Draft
Lawson has reportedly committed to play with the Golden State Warriors for NBA Summer League, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting.

Ben McLemore, Frank Mason shine in Rock Chalk Roundball Classic
Frank Mason and Ben McLemore put on a show at the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. The former Jayhawks combined for 75 points in the annual charity event that benefits five children who are fighting pediatric cancer. Mason’s Crimson team outlasted McLemore’s Blue team, 127-124, despite a second-half surge from the Blue team.

Updates on Lagerald Vick (undrafted) following 2019 NBA Draft
The former KU basketball wing did not hear his name called on Thursday evening and will now look to latch on with an NBA team either as an undrafted free agent or perhaps on a two-way contract, if he is to make it to the NBA. Vick may also have the chance to join on with a team during the NBA Summer League and earn his way onto a training camp roster.

Rock Chalk Roundball Classic Notebook: "Starting Five" the focus of another memorable game | KUsports.com
The youngest member of this year’s Starting Five, Taylia is described as “a radiant burst of sunshine that will steal your heart in an instant,” whom, her mother says, has never met a stranger. “She’ll high-five and hug and fist bump just about anybody that wants to and she’s just full of energy and life and love

KU chancellor waiting for news on NCAA investigations like everyone else | KUsports.com
KU Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Journal-World Wednesday at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka that the university had not heard from the NCAA about possibly receiving a notice of allegations — the NCAA’s equivalent of an indictment — from the organization.

QB Thomas MacVittie spent spring getting comfortable at KU | KUsports.com
“Spring ball’s definitely helped with that,” said MacVittie, who played in 2018 at Mesa Community College (Ariz.), during his most recent interview session. “The morning runs and all of that. Definitely feel like I’m part of the team, for sure.”

Other Sports News

Sources: Celts send C Baynes, 24th pick to Suns
The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade center Aron Baynes and the No. 24 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft to the Phoenix Suns for their 2020 first-round pick (via the Milwaukee Bucks), sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bol slides to Heat at No. 44, traded to Nuggets
Bol Bol's fall in Thursday night's NBA draft finally ended midway through the second round.

Sources: Hawks trade up to 4, get UVA's Hunter
The Atlanta Hawks acquired the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft, Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter, from the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8, 17 and 35 picks in a trade agreed to shortly before the draft began Thursday night, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowkski.

Pelicans GM: Zion not here to 'save this franchise'
An historic week for the New Orleans Pelicans came to a peak Thursday evening when general manager David Griffin and the front office chose Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Pelicans pick Zion to open draft, Morant goes 2nd
The superstar forward out of Duke was selected No. 1 overall by the Pelicans in Thursday night's NBA draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, confirming what had been inevitable once New Orleans won the draft lottery last month.

Other News

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back - The New York Times
President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.

Document shows drug firm knew in 2008 it was shipping large amounts of opioids
A consultant hired by one of the country's largest opioid distributors told the firm in 2008 it was violating federal guidelines by filling large, potentially "suspicious" orders for drugs and failing to report them to the government, according to an internal corporate document viewed by NBC News.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Winter weather advisory marks first day of summer
On this first day of summer, it’s beginning to feel a lot like — winte

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Library, county clash over funding new facilities
The ImagineIF Library Foundation recently spent nearly $500,000 to purchase the Bethany Lutheran Church Arc Building in Bigfork as the facility for a new Bigfork ImagineIF library and has launched a capital campaign in order to raise money for the remodel of the space and other expenses.

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