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Phoenix Suns Select Deandre Ayton As First Overall In 2018 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces Deandre Ayton as the first pick by the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns used their first-overall pick in franchise history to select Bahamian teenager Deandre Ayton No. 1 at the 2018 NBA draft on Thursday.

The 19-year-old Ayton was expected to go first to the Suns who like the seven-foot center’s size and skill that he used to dominate in US college basketball last season with the Arizona Wildcats.

The Suns are hoping Ayton can help turn around a team that finished with just 21 wins against 61 defeats, the worst in the NBA.

The Sacramento Kings used the second pick to take power forward Marvin Bagley who played with Ayton for one season at a high school in Phoenix, Arizona.

2018 NBA Draft

Slovenia’s Luka Doncic was chosen third overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

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