It didn’t take long for the first UNC Basketball star to land on the 2017 NBA Draft board, with Justin Jackson being picked 15th. The Tar Heel success continued shortly when Tony Bradley found a roster at the 28th pick of the 1st round. Earlier this morning, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks also continued their careers by signing contracts onto NBA teams.

Here’s a list of where each of these former Tar Heels landed.

Welcome to the League:

Justin Jackson

  • 15th pick of the 1st round
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings (acquired by trade from the Trailblazers)

Justin will be joined by De’aaron Fox (Kentucky), Harry Giles (Duke), and Frank Mason (Kansas). Seems that the Kings had a thing for blue blood schools in this draft, but it should help Justin to be so familiar with his new rookie teammates.

Tony Bradley

  • 28th pick of the 1st round
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz (acquired by trade from the Lakers)

Tony will be joining a team led by All-NBA big man Rudy Gobert, so it will be a good way for the young guy to get some experience. It may take some time for Tony to get past

Kennedy Meeks

  • Signed a contract Friday morning with the Toronto Raptors

Meeks is joining a team that already has been successful in the playoffs and has star big man Serge Ibaka.

Isaiah Hicks

  • Signed a contract Friday morning with the Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers have two star big men in Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan, which will be helpful for Hicks who fits in well with their athletic style.

 

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I am nothing but a southern boy, from the prototype of small town USA; raised on sweet tea, good manners, and basketball. I modeled my game as a averagely athletic, Tyler Hansbrough with a jumpshot and it earned me a few emails from D-3 schools, so I write now. I attend the University of North Carolina and treat our teams like royalty. Go Heels, Go America, baby!
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ACC Department Head / Content Contributor for Armchair UNC / The Armchair All-Americans LLC
I am nothing but a southern boy, from the prototype of small town USA; raised on sweet tea, good manners, and basketball. I modeled my game as a averagely athletic, Tyler Hansbrough with a jumpshot and it earned me a few emails from D-3 schools, so I write now. I attend the University of North Carolina and treat our teams like royalty. Go Heels, Go America, baby!

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